The Local Investments in Workforce Development Evaluation: Travis County-funded 2009/2010 Participants Plus, Longer-Term Outcomes for Capital IDEA

The Local Investments in Workforce Development Evaluation: Travis County-funded 2009/2010 Participants Plus, Longer-Term Outcomes for Capital IDEA

Authors: Tara Smith, Kristin Christensen, Daniel G. Schroeder, Christopher T. King
Date
: December 2012

Publisher
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Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Humas Resources, The University of Texas at Austin
Publication Type:
Report. 34 pp.

The Ray Marshall Center has produced a report that analyzes the outcomes of local workforce development services funded by Travis County.  In 2010, the County invested $1.91 million through ten providers that provide training and wrap-around programs that help lower income and disadvantaged workers develop workforce skills for long term career development.   The Local Workforce Services Evaluation draws on several data points in order to answer questions such as; “are services being delivered as planned?” and, “what outcomes are achieved?” The Ray Marshall Center analyzed employment data on 4,150 participants, collected before, during, and after their participation in the program.  Using employment and salary as the two primary performance measures for this evaluation, the Ray Marshall Center’s analysis shows positive results across the board, despite the fact that the country experienced a severe recession during the time-period under analysis.

 
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