Help Jobseekers Gain Money Smart Skills with Financial Education Tools

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Financial education plays a pivotal role in every aspect of one’s life as it provides knowledge and skills on how to manage money. Financial barriers could create a challenge to employment for some jobseekers. For example, individuals without a bank account or poor credit may miss out on employment opportunities. Eliminating those barriers during the pre-employment process can lead jobseekers to success in obtaining employment.

This webinar provided an overview of why financial education is vital in the pre-employment process and highlight the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Money Smart suite of free tools, including curriculum and online games. This webinar also shared examples of how workforce development organizations have incorporated financial education within their programs.

Following this webinar, participants are able to:

  • Identify a variety of financial education tools provided through the Money Smart curriculum.
  • Implement Money Smart within their workforce development programs.
  • Discuss success stories on how workforce development programs have incorporated Money Smart and other financial education curricula within their organizations.

Featured Speakers

  • Kenneth R. Worthey, Jr., Senior Community Affairs Specialist, Consumer Financial Education, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Michael R. Roush, MA, AFC (Moderator), LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert and Director, Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development, National Disability Institute