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Rapid Skill Building and Credential Attainment Strategies

January 28, 2021

Practices & Centers

JFF calls on states to develop rapid skill building and credential attainment strategies that are aligned to in-demand career paths—especially those involving skills that will prove to be most valuable in the post-COVID labor market, with a focus on individuals hardest hit by the current crisis and those most at risk of being left behind in a recovery. This brief is part of an 11-part series, State Policy Road Map for an Equitable Economic Recovery, which provides state policy solutions focused on people, places, and systems—with the goal of closing equity gaps and driving economic advancement for all.

Learn more about the other strategies of Pillar 1 of JFF’s State Policy Road Map.

Universal Career Navigation Services

JFF calls on states to develop universal career navigation services that are tech-enabled, place-based, advancement-driven, and available to workers and learners in real time, so they can make informed decisions about employment and education pathways.…

January 28, 2021

Innovative Financing

JFF calls on states to develop innovative financing options that enable workers and learners facing economic insecurities to pay for high-quality education and training, and thereby open new opportunities for reemployment and strengthen their financial…

January 28, 2021

Strong Financial and Social Supports

JFF calls on states to develop strong financial and social supports for individuals and families currently experiencing poverty or financial distress. Those supports should seamlessly integrate education, workforce development, and human and social services. This…

January 28, 2021