The bully pulpit
Workforce education has become good national politics, but dollars have been slow to follow.
May 18, 2023
Cautious optimism about workforce education after the midterm elections
Advocates at both the state and federal levels hope to see continued momentum on efforts to create more high-quality education and job-training options for low-income Americans.
November 10, 2022
Where $500M for ‘Good Jobs’ is going
Thirty-two college, employer, and government partnerships won federal awards to train 50K workers in underserved communities.
August 10, 2022
“Chips and Science” Act is Big on Jobs, Slim on Training
The recently-passed bill aims to boost the U.S. semiconductor industry by providing subsidies for new chip factories, R&D, and some workforce training.
August 3, 2022
Researchers take a hard look at whether financial aid reduces—or perpetuates—inequality
A handful of high-profile researchers and commentators this week put the U.S. financial aid system under the microscope.
July 28, 2022
White House calls on states to train workers to renew America’s infrastructure
The Biden administration's new Talent Pipeline Challenge focuses on training workers for good jobs in the broadband, construction, and electric vehicle sectors.
June 22, 2022
‘Good Jobs Challenge’ puts up $500M to focus local leaders, colleges, employers on training and wraparound supports
The new federal program emphasizes cross-sector collaborations and wraparound supports—aiming to ensure training programs are both accessible and aligned with good jobs in local markets.
August 25, 2021
The Case for $100B in Federal Workforce Funding
Jon Schnur, CEO of America Achieves, takes questions from Work Shift on why Congressional leaders should make major workforce investments—and whether the proposal might become a reality.
July 14, 2021