Are you new to workforce development and struggling to wrap your head around the complex US workforce system? A seasoned workforce grantmaker who needs a refresher on how to decipher the WIOA/CTE/TANF/SNAP E&T alphabet soup? Looking for basic information to help you ensure that your grantmaking is aligned with (or differentiated from) public funding streams?

Created by Nancy Snyder, our Workforce 101 guide briefly describes how the system is structured and funded as of May 2021. Snyder's deep workforce experience includes serving as President & CEO of Commonwealth Corporation, as interim Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development in Massachusetts, and as the Deputy Director for Workforce Development at the Boston Private Industry Council.