Every state operates a SNAP Employment and Training Program with broad flexibility to provide supportive services like employability assessments, training, transportation and child care. SNAP E&T pairs nutrition support with developing the skills participants will need to achieve economic self-sufficiency and contribute to workforce demands. The innovative partnerships states have with community-based organizations, community colleges, employers and others are vital for the delivery of services to program participants. Dive into the opportunities state legislatures have to strengthen family and child well-being through workforce development and supportive services that meet the needs of today’s economy.
- Denise Harlow, chief executive officer, the National Community Action Partnership
- José Miranda, director of government relations, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
- Susan O’Callaghan, senior consultant, Seattle Jobs Initiative
- Casey Pheiffer, policy director, for Center for Employment Opportunities