The SNAP E&T Learning Academy is an opportunity for a select number of individuals to gain technical expertise on SNAP E&T that prepares them to work within their State or across multiple States to build high-quality, employer-driven SNAP E&T programs. The purpose of the Academy is to increase national expertise and create new leadership capacity to build SNAP E&T programs that help individuals gain employer-valued skills and find good jobs.

Academy participants develop expertise in building employer-driven programs, leveraging 50 percent reimbursement funding, and identifying and partnering with third-party organizations to deliver SNAP E&T services. Participants also develop a holistic understanding of SNAP E&T, which includes understanding the roles, perspectives, and responsibilities of all SNAP E&T stakeholders. This understanding enables them to effectively collaborate with stakeholders and drive SNAP E&T program development forward in a well-informed manner.

Learn about the 2017 Learning Academy here.

Learn about the 2018 Learning Academy here.

Read the USDA blog post announcing the Learning Academy here.