Earning While Learning: Maintaining Income While Upgrading Skills
With the series Advancement for Low-Wage Workers, JFF seeks to elevate discussion of this critical issue within and outside the workforce field. These occasional papers address public policy and on-the-ground practice. Earning While Learning reviews “what works” in providing workers and job seekers with income even as they improve their ability to advance in the labor market and meet employer needs for a modern workforce. A number of programs and practices encourage skill development by providing income and supports to those pursuing further education and training.