• Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity


    Funding and Financing Workforce Development

    Innovative financing approaches, new investment mechanisms, and results-driven partnerships are addressing the skills gap and driving economic mobility. The Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity and our partners are developing resources to advance strategies to fund, finance, and invest in workforce development.

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    logo for the Talent Finance initiative
    Talent Finance explores private sector-led solutions and innovations in finance to better invest in people. This approach seeks to build a new consensus and movement.
    Workforce Realigned: How New Partnerships Are Advancing Economic Mobility is a project with Social Finance and the Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds about innovative workforce partnerships that build more adaptive, results-based models of funding and risk-sharing. It includes a book with 19 case studies, a podcast, and action groups to bring these ideas to life. Learn more at workforcerealigned.org.

    Angela Jackson, a partner with New Profit, a philanthropic organization; Jason Tyszko, vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; and Tracy Palandjian, chief executive and cofounder of the nonprofit group Social Finance

    Ask Us Anything: Financial Innovations in the Workforce System

    This webinar discusses new financing tools used by public-private partnerships to provide technical skills training for the underemployed and other vulnerable populations.

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    Workforce Currents: Talent Finance: Exploring the Future of Workforce Partnerships

    Our Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity has joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and other organizations on a new initiative, Talent Finance. Learn more in this article.

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    Talent Finance Narrative VideoOff-site link

    This video explains the Talent Finance initiative goal of transforming how we finance and invest in a competitive workforce where learners and workers are provided with more options for better outcomes.

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    Financial Innovations Roundtable: Investing in Workforce Development Is Investing in People

    Watch videos on ideas on funding and financing workforce development from leaders in workforce development, community development finance, philanthropy, and business.