The four issue briefs present cross-pilot findings that cover participation patterns in selected Employment and Training (E&T) activities, effectiveness of work-based learning, employment patterns after occupational skills training, and how sanctions affect participants in mandatory SNAP E&T programs.
- Individuals were less likely to engage with the program or begin E&T activities if there were multiple participant handoff points and referrals between enrollment and accessing E&T services.
- Most work-based learning opportunities did not lead to permanent jobs.
- Over half of the participants who completed occupational skills training participated in multiple trainings in unrelated fields.
- In mandatory SNAP E&T programs, challenges with service delivery models can reduce participant engagement leading to noncompliance and sanctions.
- Sanctioned individuals had lower employment and earnings compared to those not sanctioned.