Workforce Development

Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Provisions

Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestments Act: Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Provisions

Submitted By: Center for Employment Security Education and Research (CESER) and National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

Authors: Burt Barnow, Jing Cai, Yvette Chocolaad, Randall Eberts, Richard Hobbie, Joyce Kaiser, Tara Smith, John Trutko, Wayne Vroman, and Stephen Wandner

Date: October, 2012

Publication Type: Final Report, 374 pp

This project is intended to provide useful information about the nature of the workforce
development and UI policy decisions made nationwide in response to the recession, state and
local administrators’ perspectives on the policy developments and economic challenges, and
implementation of key Recovery Act provisions. The majority of the report’s chapters focus on
workforce development initiatives in the Recovery Act, and Chapter 8 focuses on the Recovery
Act’s UI provisions.
RMC researcher Tara Smith was an author on this project. The project is intended to provide useful information about the nature of the workforce development and UI policy decisions made nationwide in response to the recession, state and local administrators’ perspectives on the policy developments and economic challenges, and implementation of key Recovery Act provisions. The majority of the report’s chapters focus on workforce development initiatives in the Recovery Act, and Chapter 8 focuses on the Recovery Act’s UI provisions.

 

 

How Effective Are Workforce Development Programs? Implications for U.S. Workforce Policies

How Effective Are Workforce Development Programs? Implications for U.S. Workforce Policies

Researchers: Christopher T. King and Carolyn Heinrich
Date: June 29, 2012
Publication Type: Presentation. 31pp.

This presentation, prepared for the 2012 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, reviews the conventional wisdom on workforce development policies, public spending in the area, types of workforce development programs, evidence and impact to date, and implications for policy and policymakers.
 

CareerAdvance ®: A Model Two-Generation Program Lessons Learned

CareerAdvance ®: A Model Two-Generation Program Lessons Learned

Researchers: P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale (Northwestern University, Christopher King (Ray Marshall Center), and Teresa Eckrich Sommer (Northwestern University)
Date: May 3, 2012
Publication Type: Presentation (Prepared for the Ascend Visit to CAP Tulsa)

This presentation covers: the theory of change that links education and workforce training with early childhood education; an overview of the study; lessons learned by the program; and lessons learned by the family.
 

Evaluation of Local Workforce Services

Evaluation of Local Workforce Services
(Prepared for the Travis County Commissioner's Court, Austin,TX) 

Authors: Christopher T. King and Tara Smith
Date: March 27, 2012
Publication Type: Presentation. 26pp.
Researchers present evaluation findings from two sets of local workforce investments:  (1) County-funded workforce development demonstration projects, and (2) County-funded workforce services providers. The presentation also includes findings from the return-on-investment study for Capital IDEA, a local longer-term workforce investment program.
 

Texas Workforce Data Quality Initiative Project Overview

Texas Workforce Data Quality Initiative Project Overview

Authors:
Tara Smith
Date: November 2011
Publication Type: One page overview
This one-page document presents an overview of the Texas Workforce Data Quality Initiative, including background, objectives, and project components.
 
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