Leading Change: Ramping Up Your State's SNAP Employment & Training Program (November 7, 2017)
Policymakers are increasingly interested in SNAP's role not only as an anti-hunger program and work support, but as a program that promotes work, career advancement, and independence. There has perhaps never been a more opportune time to grow and strengthen SNAP Employment & Training programs' capacity to help SNAP participants work more, earn more, and move up the economic ladder. Join this webinar to learn about how Wyoming is seizing this opportunity by ramping-up their SNAP E&T programs, and to hear from FNS's SNAP Employment & Training team about the resources and opportunities available for your state to do the same.
Employer Perspectives on Workforce: Skilling Up Workers for Available Employment (September 21, 2017)
Employment is always the best path out of poverty and starting a career will not happen without acquiring skills necessary in a new technical economy. Employment with a career pathway in mind not only has significant economic benefits but also helps build a peer network, avoid social isolation and loneliness, and in families with children sets a positive example for kids. In this webinar, representatives from three of America’s largest employers will discuss necessary middle skills, career and technical education curriculum appropriate to actual job availability, and public private partnerships.
Evidence-Based Strategies for Serving Jobseekers and Workers with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions (August 24, 2017)
Human services and workforce development programs have a critical role to play in supporting work for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. Fortunately, there are many evidence-based strategies for helping these clients prepare for, attain, and retain employment. This webinar will highlight three such strategies being implemented in Washington and North Carolina.
Tying Infrastructure Projects to Training and Employment for Marginalized Populations: The Port Covington Example (July 20, 2017)
This webinar will highlight an innovative public-private partnership underway in Baltimore, Maryland. Sagamore Development Company, LLC, ICF Strategic Consulting and Communications, the Maryland Department of Human Resources, and local non-profits are partnering on a 266-acre redeveloping project called Port Covington. It is an unprecedented economic opportunity and brings with it an obligation and commitment to ensure that the economic and employment benefits of Port Covington are shared with Baltimore City residents. The webinar will focus on the project’s workforce strategy to meet the demands of employers and increase employment of Baltimore City residents, including hard-to-serve individuals; specific examples of innovative employment, training, and entrepreneurial models being developed, tested and applied; and how Port Covington’s approach might be replicated across the nation.
Shaping the Future: What States and Counties are Doing to Align WIOA, TANF, and SNAP Employment & Training (June 15, 2017)
Advancing the integration of our human services and workforce development systems can at times feel like a daunting task. This webinar highlights concrete steps taken by two states and one county to better align their WIOA, TANF, and SNAP Employment & Training programs.
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POSTPONED - Policy and Program Strategies for Moving Jobseekers with Criminal Records into Gainful and Sustainable Employment
Criminal records are a significant collateral consequence for justice-involved people and their families. Policies and hiring practices around criminal backgrounds can prevent suitable candidates who pose no additional risk to the public from securing a job. Many human services and workforce development services providers state that a criminal record is one of the most difficult employment barriers to help clients overcome. Join this webinar to learn about strategies human services and workforce development agencies can use to help these clients find and keep employment. POSTPONED UNTIL 2018.