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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SNAP EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING HELP


USDA launched two new initiatives last week: the SNAP E&T Learning Academy and a new website for the innovative SNAP to Skills Project. The two new projects will use a “train-the-trainer” model to create new leadership capacity to build the next generation of SNAP E&T programs. The Academy will provide an opportunity for a select number of individuals to gain technical expertise on SNAP E&T that prepares them to work within their state or across multiple states building job driven SNAP E&T programs.  USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service will select up to 35 participants from state and local government, along with advocacy, research, and other organizations for the eight-month training. The new SNAP to Skills website is designed to be a “soup to nuts” resource for states and their partners to learn about SNAP E&T and how to build a job training program that addresses the comprehensive needs of SNAP participants. It will include  updates on best practices, success stories from participants, plus SNAP E&T policy and official guidance.

Source: USDA, 10/5/16, SNAP E & T