Workforce Policy


Joint Center Quoted in Society for Human Resource Management

Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Dr. Kayla Elliott was quoted in Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), on the “significant approval across political, racial and economic lines for allowing students to apply for Pell Grants for short-term workforce training.”

From SHRM: “Disaggregated data at the program level is what we need to see to track program retention and completion, and job placement,” said [Dr.] Kayla Elliott, director of workforce policy at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. Program requirements are important, she said, because in particular “Black students have historically been scammed by for-profit colleges.” Critics say that for-profit schools can have poor-quality programs and low graduation rates, leaving students with staggering student loan debt and few job prospects.

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