NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

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SNAP Employment and Training: Food Security through Economic Mobility

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is well known for providing nutrition support for individuals and families with low incomes. The lesser-known SNAP Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) helps eligible participants develop skills to achieve economic mobility. SNAP E&T provides employability assessments, training, transportation and child care, all of which help participants attain and sustain employment. Learn about opportunities state legislatures have to boost economic recovery and decrease food insecurity by investing in their SNAP E&T program using funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and other sources. Moderator: Rachel Gragg, Office of Employment and Training, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Speakers: Nick Moore, director of the Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation, Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Sage Learn, director of government relations, Portland Community College.

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College Completion Strategies

Too many students start college and don’t finish, with the national six-year college completion rate at 62% in 2021. Among the millions of students who do not receive a degree, many are left with student loan debt without the benefits of higher paying jobs or increased economic security. Students struggle to complete their higher education pursuits for a variety of reasons, including lack of information and resources, financial challenges, family responsibilities, and increasing costs. College completion strategies aim to help get students across the finish line and into careers by providing a variety of financial and wraparound services to support increased college graduation rates. During this virtual meeting, learn about evidence- and research-based college completion strategies and hear from MDRC about their upcoming College Completion Strategy Guide.

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Broadband and Wireless Connectivity To Infinity and Beyond

The digital divide refers to the gap between those who have access to high-speed internet and devices and those who do not. Access to high-speed broadband internet is critically important for economic opportunity, education and job creation. Learn an overview of the topic from experts. Speakers include Heather Morton, NCSL.

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Occupational Licensing: From Emergency Response to Economic Recovery

Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on occupational licensing and what changes states have made over a year later. The COVID-19 pandemic affected state occupational licensing laws and processes in multiple ways. 

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American Rescue Plan: Addressing Youth and Young Adult Homelessness and Economic Insecurity

Learn about the intersection of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, youth and young adult homelessness, and education. The ARPA offers opportunities to support the education and basic needs of youth and young adults and increase economic security through expanded tax credits and student loan forgiveness.

Speakers include Patricia Julianelle, SchoolHouse Connection, and Joseph Bishop, UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools.

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