SNAP E&T and WIOA: Partnering to Raise Skills and Employment
10:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM ET
This “SNAP E&T (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training) and WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act): Partnering to Raise Skills and Employment” webinar will have speakers from Minnesota and Oregon.
SNAP Employment and Training Programs (SNAP E&T) and State and local workforce agencies share a common goal of enabling low-income individuals to gain skills necessary to qualify for jobs leading to self-sufficiency. Guidance issued by Food and Nutrition Service in March 2016 encouraged SNAP and workforce agencies to collaborate on shared strategies that connect SNAP recipients — particularly able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) — to provide employment and training services through American Job Centers (also known as one-stop centers).
This webinar highlighted how States can use SNAP E&T funds strategically, along with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources, to expand the types of services E&T participants receive to more comprehensively meet their needs and improve outcomes. Representatives from Worksystems in Portland, Oregon and the State of Minnesota shared how their SNAP E&T program and workforce systems are working together, including through third-party partnership models.