Why Funding for Job Training Matters


Publication Date: May 2004

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Nisha Patel

Research Area: Education; Social conditions

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Recent proposals to cap or reduce Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding come at a time when already limited WIA resources are unable to keep pace with the demands of businesses and local communities for skilled workers and the needs of workers for access to training. This one-page fact sheet argues that Congress should increase, not cap or reduce, resources for job training.