Noncredit Research Collaborative

Noncredit Workforce Training Programs Are Very Popular. We Know Next to Nothing about Them.


This article discusses the significance of Community College noncredit Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in addressing the skills gap in the workforce, a concern that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The article focuses on the state of Virginia, which implemented a pay-for-performance funding mechanism called the New Economy Workforce Grant (WCG) to expand participation in noncredit CTE programs.