ALTA Awarded New Funding to Advance Innovation Project

October 6, 2015

ALTA announced new funding in partnership with the National Network of Business and Industry Associations (National Network) aimed at advancing skills, training and talent development for the title insurance and settlement services industries. Lumina Foundation and the Joyce Foundation have provided funding support for the initiative.

ALTA’s Land Title Institute will use this investment to perform an industry job description analysis and develop an online library of job descriptions and advertisements to match more students and workers to employers in the land title industry.

“The land title insurance industry prides itself in having highly trained members that facilitate the safe and efficient transfer of property that is so vital to the health of our economy,” said Michelle Korsmo, CEO of ALTA. “This is a fantastic opportunity to increase the awareness of the career opportunities that exist in this industry. Not only can you have a successful and rewarding career, you can be involved in a trade that helps Americans protect their property rights.” 

This innovation project is one of 12 being conducted as part of the National Network’s efforts to give students and workers clear pathways to meaningful careers and give employers a skilled, competitive workforce. Each project focuses on addressing the critical workforce needs of its sector, and a specific aspect of the National Network’s three-point plan. This plan includes: identifying competencies and promoting credentials that lead to work; creating more work-and-learn opportunities across the economy; and encouraging more employers to use competency-based hiring practices. For more information on the 12 projects and the organizations receiving funding, please click here.

“Business leaders need skilled workers to fill jobs at their companies and make them competitive around the world,” said John Engler, president of Business Roundtable. “This effort will help find new ways to train more people to fill the open jobs and ensure workers have the skills and training they need to be successful.”

“ACT Foundation applauds the business-led solutions the National Network has already created which provide the foundation for connecting learning and work, including a profile of Common Employability Skills and a replicable Competency-Based Apprenticeship model,” said Parminder Jassal, Founding Executive Director of ACT Foundation. “These 12 new projects made possible by Lumina and Joyce Foundations will continue to help align the needs and practices of business with the learning, skills development, and opportunities individuals require for success.”

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