What Works In Workforce Development – And Making It Work Better

Media February 27, 2023

“Sectoral employment programs substantially improve employment and wage outcomes for workers. These programs are distinctive in their focus on high-growth sectors of the economy such as information technology, health care, and advanced manufacturing. The programs are run by community colleges or other providers (like Per Scholas, Year Up, and other well-known examples). The federal government should substantially increase investment in these programs, focusing on replication and scaling of programs with track records of success. For our most disadvantaged students and workers, who sometimes have difficulty qualifying for participation in these programs, additional supports and “on-ramp” programs should be considered.”

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