Public Funding for Job Training at the State and Local Level: An Examination of Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington

Research Report

Public Funding for Job Training at the State and Local Level: An Examination of Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington

Abstract

To provide a more complete picture of federal, state, and local job training investments, this report describes public expenditures for three states—Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington—and five cities—Austin, Boston, Houston, Seattle, and Worcester. Compared with the federally-funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, state and local investments in workforce training and related services is substantial, in some cases surpassing federal funding. States and localities demonstrate six strategies to manage funding—seeking diverse revenue sources, leveraging public- and private-funding, braiding and blending funding, using dedicated fees for training, funding sector-based training initiatives, and collaborating and coordinating to fill training gaps.

Executive Summary

Private Investment in Workforce Training (Fact sheet)

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