Supporting Parents with Child Care During Training

Supporting Parents with Child Care During Training

Strengthening Working Families Initiative
Published: Jun 16, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica
Associated Project

Helping Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) Grantees Succeed

Time frame: 2017-2021

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) established the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) to help parents gain the training and education needed to increase their skills to obtain or advance in jobs in high-growth industries that often rely on visas to hire skilled foreign workers. SWFI grantees aimed to increase access to education and training by mitigating barriers that parents face, especially barriers to child care. To achieve SWFI’s ambitious goals, grantees also sought to create sustainable local changes to help families navigate the workforce and child care systems after the grants end. This brief highlights some of the strategies that SWFI grantees developed to connect participants to child care and lessons learned that may be helpful to organizations implementing similar programs.

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