Supportive Services in Workforce Development Programs: Policies and Practices to Promote Job Training Success

Location: 740 15th St NW., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005 (New America office)

Time: 2/28/17, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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February 28, 2017

The event brought together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and others to:

  • Discuss new IWPR research on the role of supportive services in job training success and its implications for policy and practice
  • Learn from programs with innovative models for meeting key service needs
  • Reflect on challenges and opportunities for workforce development supports in the new political context

Agenda & Speakers

Opening Remarks

Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Barbara Gault, Vice President and Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Role of Supportive Services in Job Training Success

Jillian Berman, Reporter, MarketWatch

Demetra Nightingale, Urban Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Lucretia Murphy, Director, Building Economic Opportunity Group, Jobs for the Future

Terri Bergman, Director of Research and Programs, National Association of Workforce Boards

Cynthia Hess, Associate Director of Research, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Strengthening Supportive Services in Workforce Development Programs: Innovations to Address Unmet Needs

Ricardo Estrada, Vice President of Programs and Education, Carreras en Salud, Institute del Progreso Latino (Chicago, Illinois)

Ray Fleming Dinneen, Founder and Executive Director, Climb Wyoming

Myra García, Interim Executive Director, Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (Mercedes, TX)

Susan O’Callaghan, Senior Consultant, Seattle Jobs Initiative

Julie Anderson, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Closing Remarks

Heidi Hartmann, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research


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