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Our Public Policy Work

ASTD is recognized for shaping discussions on workforce development. This page contains resources to help you learn more about workforce development and ASTD's government relations work in the U.S.


Bridging the Skills Gap is ASTD's fourth whitepaper that explores the growing importance of talent to organizational performance and the skills gap that threatens so many organizations today.


Using Public Resources to Enhance Learning
In this ASTD Infoline, you will learn about available resources as well as the process for accessing public funding for training—both for individual career development, and for organizations that want to expand their employee training programs with the help of grants or tax credits. Also included are case studies from organizations that have successfully worked with partners in the government workforce investment system to supplement or build on their training and career development programs.

State Funded Training Resources
This tool helps practitioners identify state resources for training including grant funding, tax credits, or other public programs for specific industries and populations. With the help of IBM, this tool provides the name of each state-based training program, the status of the program, and a direct link to more information.


April 11, 2013: WIA is Reauthorized in the House of Representatives Under "The SKILLS Act"

January 15, 2013: Tax Relief for Tuition Reimbursement

September 7, 2012: Public Policy Update

June 19, 2012: Movement in the U.S. House on WIA

April 16, 2012: WIA Update 

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