The Skills-Based SNAP Employment and Training Policy Toolkit provides recommendations and resources to help state-level administrators, policymakers, and organizations promote and advocate for skills-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training programs, which focus on improving career pathways for people with employment barriers through education, occupational skills training, and support services.
Career Pathways help people upgrade their skills and advance to better jobs over time through a stackable set of education and training steps and credentials within a particular industry. As States expand and improve Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) services, they should consider how SNAP E&T can be incorporated into existing career pathways systems to get better results for participants. Read the full brief here.
Yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 10 states have been selected to take part in SNAP to Skills, a first-of-its-kind, peer-to-peer effort to help state agencies design improved employment and training programs for adults participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to help them find employment and ultimately move off the SNAP program.