This was a live-streamed session at the 2022 SNAP E&T National Forum. Hear from state agency and provider staff about what they think makes a workforce development service provider a good fit for SNAP E&T and learn about a new FNS tool to help states think about good providers for their E&T programs. Responding to a renewed sense of urgency for transforming publicly funded work programs to more adequately help participants achieve their dreams and aspirations, states, counties and local agencies are redesigning their employment and training programs to build on participants’ strengths while simultaneously recognizing the toll that racism and trauma have taken on their lives. Presenters share the work they are doing to redesign employment and training programs by listening to the voices of program participants, using research on the impact of racism and other forms of trauma to provide staff with the tools they need to deliver more effective services, and developing policy agendas that support moving employment and training programs in an anti-racist and trauma-informed direction.
- LaDonna Pavetti, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Drayton Jackson, Co-chair, Poverty Reduction Workgroup (Washington State)
- Lori Pfingst, Senior Director, Economic Services Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services
- Vickie Choitz, Director of Trauma and Resilience at Work, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce