Using Data to Strengthen Workforce Training: Four Ways States Can Take Action
This brief highlights the role of government support for low-income and displaced workers in the United States through workforce training programs, primarily overseen by state governments. These programs aim to help individuals secure quality employment with long-term career prospects. However, the current system lacks critical information for making informed choices, and many participants invest significant time and resources only to end up in low-wage jobs with uncertain career paths. The focus is on Eligible Training Provider (ETP) programs, which lack accountability compared to degree-granting programs. This report serves as a resource for state leaders, offering insights and case studies to improve workforce training programs, making them a better investment for both the public and participants.