In today’s economy, skills beyond high school are critical to achieving family economic security. Yet, low-income and low-skilled youth and adults often face barriers to accessing and persisting in postsecondary education and training programs. This session will discuss a set of policies that states can adopt to expand opportunities for low-income and low-skilled individuals to earn postsecondary credentials, advance their careers, and increase their families’ financial well-being.


Brooke DeRenzis
Senior State Policy Analyst, National Skills Coalition (NSC)