Among other things, the report found that:
- Many older unemployed workers lack the skills that are currently in demand.
- Many older job seekers are not well informed about the skills they will need to
obtain a job or the best and most cost-effective way to obtain them.
- Many federal and state workforce programs are not targeted to the needs of adult and working learners.
- Government policy makers should insist on greater transparency from training providers and require them to report on the cost, duration, completion rates, and employment and earnings outcomes.
- Congress should reform financial aid programs to better assist older workers, including requiring educational institutions to improve financial aid counseling for adult learners from qualified, independent third parties.
- The tax system could be reformed to provide more financial support for older workers, such as expanding tax credits and deductions for education-related expenses such as transportation, childcare, and elder care.