LEAD Center Webinar on Financial Literacy and the Workforce Development System
In recognition of Financial Capability Month in April, a LEAD Center webinar, Financial Literacy and the Workforce Development System: Resources and Implementation Strategies, brought together representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), the City of Louisville’s Metro Community Services workgroup on Workforce and Financial Empowerment, and the DOL Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), to share financial literacy tools and resources, as well as implementation strategies to integrate financial literacy into workforce development services. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) defines financial literacy and includes requirements to integrate financial literacy as part of youth and adult services. Furthermore, the White House has encouraged Americans to “recommit to equipping individuals with the knowledge and protections necessary to secure a stable financial future for themselves and their families.”
This information-filled webinar provided workforce development professionals, including staff working for and in partnership with American Job Centers (AJCs), with knowledge and a wide array of resources to increase financial literacy, improve employment outcomes, and promote economic advancement for youth and adult job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities.
A recording of the webinar, along with the PowerPoint presentation, resources, and a transcript of the presentations and discussions, are archived on LEAD Center’s website.