Lightcast and TAD Grants Form Partnership

Published on Mar 11, 2024

Written by Lightcast Press Office

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To Better Prepare Business Services Professionals in Workforce and Economic Development

March 11, 2024 - Lightcast, the global leader in labor market analytics, has partnered with training leader TAD Grants to better serve workforce and economic development organizations across the United States.

Lightcast provides the highest quality labor market data on the market and is considered the gold standard by state and local workforce and economic development organizations. As part of this partnership, TAD Grants has added Lightcast data and use cases to their certification programs for business services and career coach representatives. In addition, Lightcast is looking forward to sharing the value of a TAD Grant certification for workforce and economic development professionals by adding TAD as one of its preferred partners during the onboarding process with clients.

"Lightcast is on a mission to ensure state and local workforce leaders have the access they need and understand how labor market data can lead to better, data-informed strategies that lift up communities," said Dr. Christopher Laney, Vice President of Government Affairs & Partnerships at Lightcast. "Working alongside TAD Grants will further this mission as a training leader in our industry. We couldn’t be more excited to have them as partners." 

"TAD Grants has always approached its work from the demand-driven perspective, recognizing that we all thrive when we're aligned around a common vision that incorporates the perspectives of all stakeholders who are invested in a strong economy with exciting career opportunities for all,” said Aaron Leson, Director of Training and Development at TAD Grants. “This partnership will enable us to harness Lightcast's best-in-class data analysis for the advancement of a robust workforce development system in the United States. We can't wait to get started!"




TAD Grants provides high-quality workforce, career, and business development services and training to individuals, organizations, and businesses nationwide. TAD Grants' primary focus and expertise lies in the training, certification, and credentialing of Workforce, Economic, and Career Development Professionals. TAD Grants strives to build long-term relationships with those they serve to promote systems change and associated support. Their customized wraparound services, ongoing consultation, and follow-up programs have proven to equip their clients with targeted tools and training to ensure they meet and exceed their desired outcomes. Their unique approach to training inspires thousands of professionals each year, transforming the way that services are delivered across the globe.  For more information on TAD Grants and their menu of services and training, visit


Lightcast provides trusted global labor market data, analytics, and expert guidance that empowers communities, corporations, and learning providers to make informed decisions and navigate the increasingly complex world of work. With a database of more than one billion job postings and career profiles, our team provides best-in-class customer service with robust data, clear analysis, and expert guidance on skills, jobs, and opportunities. Lightcast is active in more than 30 countries and has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, and India. The company is backed by global private equity leader KKR. For more, visit

Press contact: Cara Christopher