Why Funding for Job Training Matters

(May 25, 2004)

By Nisha Patel

Recent proposals to cap or reduce Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding come at a time when already limited WIA resources are unable to keep pace with the demands of businesses and local communities for skilled workers and the needs of workers for access to training.  This one-page fact sheet argues that Congress should increase, not cap or reduce, resources for job training.