Putting America Back to Work.
How it Works.

Federal Tax Credits Target
High-Demand Job Training.

Federal Corporate Tax Credit

Companies make a donation to qualifying workforce training programs to serve economically disadvantaged individuals. In return, companies receive a corporate tax credit – a 100% credit against a company’s federal tax liability. 

Workforce Training and Partnerships

Funds are distributed to local workforce and training academies which include high schools, community colleges, colleges, and stand-alone programs to identify, recruit and enroll eligible workforce trainees.

Graduates Placed Into Jobs

Trainees complete the program and earn industry-recognized credentials. Graduates are placed directly into jobs with their corporate sponsor in their area of training and certification.

How Do We Get This Done?

A Comprehensive Strategy.

A National Coalition

Build Our Way Out (c3) and BOWO Advocacy (c4) is building a national coalition of business, civic, community and workforce partners to promote the transformational impact that the adoption of the tax credit can have on LOW INCOME families and communities across the country. 

Direct Advocacy in Washington

Through direct advocacy with the Administration and members of Congress, Build Our Way Out will lobby for the inclusion of the tax credit provision within department and agency spending priorities during the annual budgeting process.

Sharing Success Stories

Build Our Way Out will organize nationally to collect and disseminate the success of funded programs through academic and operational partners, as well as communicate individual success stories to local, state and federal elected officials, to maintain and build support for the tax credit program overtime.

The Immediate Opportunity

The Federal Recovery Plan
– Build Back Better.

Defining Principle

We are organized around the defining principle that a 100% corporate federal tax credit can be built into every Federal Department’s appropriations.

Direct Advocacy in Washington

Each appropriations bill – including those for Commerce, Defense, Agriculture, Energy, Labor and Transportation – can include the corporate federal tax credit.

Sharing Success Stories

The corporate tax credit will support training programs and technical academies for economically disadvantaged Americans. The programs must directly lead to blue collar/new collar, in-demand, well-paid, upwardly mobile jobs.

The skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4 million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2027.


2018 Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute Skills Gap and Future Work Study

The skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4 million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2027.


– 2018 Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute Skills Gap and Future Work Study