Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act, American Rescue Plan, American Jobs Plan, and so forth… As we’ve been living in unprecedented times, we’re seeing an unprecedented response to help our communities, businesses, and neighbors build back better.
Joining MAX was Rob Garcia, Manager, Business Leaders United, National Skills Coalition, Ray Khalfani, Policy Analyst, Worker Justice/Criminal Legal Systems, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), and Brett Lacy, Director, WorkSource Fulton. Special thanks to Dana Inman, President & CEO of Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency and MAX Provider Council chair for moderating the workshop.
Garcia reviewed some impactful examples of how states and communities utilized CARES Act and American Rescue Plan funding and then reviewed the American Jobs Plan to bring $100 billion in skills training investments.
Khalfani reviewed how the American Rescue Plan is impacting Georgia families through significant appropriations to the Georgia Department of Human Services, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Technical College System of Georgia, and University System of Georgia.
Rounding out the discussion, Lacy provided the local perspective, sharing examples of how CARES Act dollars have made a difference for individuals and families in Fulton County.
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Both IAWP and NAWDP now recognize training programs held through the MAX Academy as relevant training hours for their certification programs. Hours spent attending MAX Academy workshops can count as training hours for earning a Certified Workforce Professional (CWP) credential from IAWP and also as professional development (continuing education) hours for CWP recertification. For NAWDP’s Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) credential, NAWDP will accept MAX Academy training hours toward the professional development hours required for CWDP recertification.
If you attended the MAX Academy workshop and are participants in the CWP or CWDP programs, be sure to share the workshop agenda with the IAWP and/or NAWDP professional development administrator(s) to receive credit toward your credential.
ABOUT THE MAX ACADEMY
Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development.
The MAX Academy offers professional development and capacity building training workshops to help workforce development professionals develop new skills, learn best practices, and engage in peer-to-peer learning.