- A post-secondary education, particularly a degree or industry-recognized credential related to jobs in demand, is the most important determinant of differences in workers’ lifetime earnings and incomes;
- Flexible and innovative training and post- secondary education approaches, such as contextual learning and bridge programs are expanding and show promise;
- The more closely training is related to a real job or occupation, the better the results for training participants;
- Employer and industry engagement strategies may improve the alignment of training to employer needs;
- Since there is no single job training approach that is right for all workers, having access to accurate and up-to-date labor market data, as well as information and guidance about career and training opportunities, can help individuals make better decisions about training and lead to better outcomes, and can help policymakers and program administrators plan accordingly; and
- Lower-skilled individuals and those with multiple barriers to employment bene t from coordinated strategies across systems, and exible, innovative training strategies that integrate the education, training, and support services they need to prepare for and succeed in the workplace.