Domestic Public Policy

Public-Private Training Programs and the Skills Gap

Grant Year: 2020

Lisa Kahn and Elizabeth Dillon will explore whether public support for private-sector training programs can provide individuals with the skills they need to succeed in employment. They will examine how states are making use of the authority given to them by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 to subsidize employer-provided training and assess whether this policy is effective in building skills and providing training. The project’s findings will be presented in a series of papers and an accessible journal article.

University of Rochester Domestic Public Policy