Watch videos on ideas on funding and financing workforce development from leaders in workforce development, community development finance, philanthropy, and business.
Finance is about how to invest in things, how to build infrastructure, how to make things happen with growth capital.
UNH Center for Impact Finance director Michael Swack looks at how CDFIs fill financing gaps for community and business development.
Freedom First Credit Union vice president Tim Cerebe talks about factors to consider when designing workforce programs and products.
Local Initiatives Support Corp. senior director Seung Kim addresses the need for institutions to commit funding for workforce programs year after year.
National Skills Coalition state policy director Melissa Johnson notes how employers focus on helping people access workforce development.
Southern Bancorp Community Partners president Karama Neal remarks on why banks consider various ways to help people access good jobs.
“Skills are currency,” says Jason Tyszko, VP at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, stressing the need for financing options for learners, workers.
First Step Staffing VP Amelia Nickerson notes equitable access is key to ensuring that training and opportunities are available to all job seekers.
Ed Sivak, executive VP of Hope Enterprise Corporation, talks about how policy choices can exclude people from achieving economic mobility.
Chauncy Lennon, Lumina Foundation VP, discusses the value of helping people understand that a BA is not the only way to earn good wages.
REDF chief program officer Carrie McKellogg explains that workforce development and the tools of finance are finally coming together.
Brad Markell, executive director at the AFL-CIO, stresses that employers must understand that new technology adds tasks to existing jobs.
Fed senior associate director Anna Alvarez-Boyd describes the role of CDFIs in giving access to financial services and the economy.