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Welcome to The Center

The National Center for Skill-Based Learning

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Start your talent search here.

Choose any one of our amazing programs to help better understand how you can gain and retain talent in your industry.

Executing the national strategy to ensure the nation’s education system provides the skills needed for career success

  • Ensuring the K-12 system provides a skills-based experiential learning pathway to careers

  • Scaling a dynamic system to ensure real-time curriculum alignment with job requirements

  • Creating a national network of community colleges to provide Required Technical Instruction for Registered Apprenticeships and career advancement

  • Scaling skills-based learning through the creation of “Career Opportunity Hubs”, connecting all resources and individuals to careers and Registered Apprenticeships

Join our growing national network of community colleges and training providers in the National Talent Hub who committed to skills-based learning and supporting Required Technical Instruction for GAINS Registered Apprenticeships and career advancement.



A state-of-the-art portal that uses advanced data analytics to connect jobseekers and those looking to improve skills in technical, STEM based jobs to employers and training programs that target their specific needs.

Talent Hub

Different from the typical, more general job matching services that use resumes and job descriptions to create matches, NIICA's National Talent Hub uses a dynamic database of required job competencies that is continually informed by industry to provide insights into the degree of alignment between individuals, careers and course curriculum to put the jobseeker in the driver’s seat.


Individuals develop life-long learning profiles that are informed by past experiences, courses they take and jobs they hold, enabling them to map out career and education pathways like never before.


The system is the only nationally integrated infrastructure of its type designed to broaden the talent pipeline by leveling the playing field for all by improving access for underrepresented populations.

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