Evaluation of a DOL TAACCCT Grant Program: Austin Community College's Health Professions Academy

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Evaluation of a DOL TAACCCT Grant Program: Austin Community College's Health Professions Academy

Principal Investigator:

Kelly S. Mikelson, Ph.D.

Sponsor(s):

Austin Community College, Northern Virginia Community College

Project Duration:

February 2014 – September 2015

Description:

A Ray Marshall Center (RMC) research team, led by Dr. Christopher King and Dr. Kelly Mikelson, are conducting an evaluation of the TAACCCT (Trade Adjusmtent Assistance Community College and Career Training) grant to Austin Community College (ACC), a co-grantee with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. ACC developed the Heath Professions Academy to deliver individualized, computer-based education to improve the prerequisite completion rate for students pursuing a healthcare career. In addition, about 30% of the ACC students are supported by CapitalIDEA which provides high-touch case management for eligible learners. The RMC evaluation will track the ACC students throught the Health Professions Academy and examine labor market outcomes for students using Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage data. The evaluation will run through September 2015.

Reports Available:

 
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