Skills and training

The Workforce Almanac: A System-Level View of US Workforce Training Providers

November 15, 2023
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The changing work landscape requires constant reskilling and upskilling across all education levels. While the US workforce development sector provides a crucial infrastructure for training workers to succeed in the workplace, this sector is often underutilized and underfunded because of its fragmentation.

The Workforce Almanac is a groundbreaking effort offering a comprehensive view of nearly 17,000 workforce training providers in the US. The open-source directory includes provider names, locations, and types, combining information from federal Registered Apprenticeship providers, nonprofit providers, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)-eligible training providers, and higher education.

The Almanac’s interactive portal allows users to explore providers at the local, state, and national levels. Policymakers, workforce boards, training providers, employers, researchers, and other stakeholders can use the tool to integrate Almanac data with resource allocation, match learners and workers to training and employment opportunities, and explore geospatial dimensions of these data. Users can download and combine the data with other information, such as labor market trends, local employer data, and workforce development funding opportunities for customized exploration.