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LifeReady Students

As leaders in the education community, it is our goal -- if not our obligation -- to ensure that students are equipped with the skills they need to lead a successful and fulfilling life. Too often though that is not the case. We have convened the leadership of major business and trade membership organizations to develop recommendations for school districts to assist high school graduates in developing the skills essential to succeed in most of life's endeavors. 

For more information contact lifeready@nsba.org.


LifeReady News

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LifeReady Students

NSBA and the Society for Human Resource Management has convened leading business organizations to develop the Commission to Close the Skills Gap. Following the release of their report earlier this year, the commission has developed a goal to create a 1,000 new school district-business partnerships by the end of 2020.

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Business in Focus Feature

Leading business publication Business in Focus Magazine featured NSBA’s LifeReady campaign as part of their focus on how skill trades are shoring up today’s workforce in their October edition.

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Interview with Associations Now

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel discusses the Commission to Close the Skills Gap’s newly released report with Associations Now.