Help Low-Skilled Adults Earn Credentials for Critical Jobs
Bouncing Back From COVID-19 Using Education and Workforce Dollars

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The second webinar in the Bouncing Back From Covid Using Education and Workforce Dollars series explores how states can help workers with low skills earn the credentials they need to secure and succeed at jobs critical to the state’s economic recovery. SREB presenters discussed strategies for targeting grants to individuals and postsecondary institutions and for addressing issues of equity. 

SREB also spotlighted how states can braid multiple funding sources to support this work. Leaders in states with exemplary initiatives using these strategies, including Delaware’s Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative, Louisiana’s Compete Louisiana program and Florida’s Rapid Credentialing Grant program, present.


Kim Anderson, senior policy researcher, SREB

Cerron Cade, secretary of labor, Delaware
Katie Barras, assistant vice president for academic innovation, University of Louisiana System
Henry Mack, chancellor, Division of Career and Adult Education, Florida Department of Education
Kathy Hebda, chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education

About the Bouncing Back From COVID-19 webinar series

Economists predict that it could take states, businesses and communities years to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series of six webinars, SREB delved into ways states can get the most out of workforce and education funding to speed economic recovery.

Recorded on September 3, 2020