Workforce Development

Evaluating Local Workforce Investments: Results for Short- and Long-Term Training in Austin (TX)

Evaluating Local Workforce Investments: Results for Short- and Long-Term Training in Austin (TX)

Authors:
Christopher T. King, Tara C. Smith, Daniel G. Schroeder
Date:
November 2009
Publication Type:
Report (prepared for 2009 APPAM Research Conference)
This report on evaluating local workforce investments was presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) 31st Annual Research Conference in November 2009. The report focuses on two local workforce investments in Central Texas: the Rapid Employment Model (REM) project operated by Workforce Solutions, and occupational training and related services provided by Capital IDEA and its partners. It provides data sources and methods of analysis, and presents near- and longer-term outcomes and impact results for Capital IDEA and REM, as well as policy implications.

Additional information about the Ray Marshall Center’s work in evaluating local investments in workforce development services is available here.

 

Local Investments in Workforce Development: Evaluation Update #2

Local Investments in Workforce Development: Evaluation Update #2
Authors:
Tara C. Smith, Christopher T. King, Daniel G. Schroeder
Date: January 2010
Publication Type: Evaluation Report
This report represents the third in a series of evaluations of workforce development services funded by Travis County and the City of Austin. This report focuses on longer-term participant outcomes from seven County- and City-funded workforce development programs. In addition, the quasi-experimental impact analysis employed in previous reports is refined to determine the “value-added” from receiving local workforce services.

Additional information about the Ray Marshall Center’s work in evaluating local investments in workforce development services is available here.

 

Evaluation of the Austin Biotech Workforce Education Consortium

Evaluation of the Austin Biotech Workforce Education Consortium

Author:
Robert W. Glover
Date:
February 2009
Publication Type:
Evaluation Report
This report evaluates a pilot project aimed at enhancing educational offerings at Austin Community College to better prepare students for careers in the biotechnology industry, a sector targeted for economic expansion. This report covers activities and accomplishments of the full project, which ran during a 27-month period from August 2006 through December 2008.
Additional information about the Biotech Workforce Evaluation is available here.

 

Rapid Employment Model Evaluation: Update

Rapid Employment Model Evaluation: Update

Author(s): Tara Carter Smith, Christopher T. King and Daniel Schroeder
Date:
December 2008
Publication Type:
Report. 24pp.
This report is an update to the report, Rapid Employment Model Evaluation: Initial Findings published in December 2007. Travis County contracted with the Ray Marshall
Center to extend the initial evaluation of the Rapid Employment Model (REM) demonstration project. The intent of this effort is to track longer-term participant outcomes
for the initial cohort served in 2006 and to document outcomes for the second cohort of participants served in 2007. In addition, this report presents the first quasi-experimental impact analysis for participants in the 2006 cohort
.

 

Local Investments in Workforce Development: Evaluation Update

Local Investments in Workforce Development: Evaluation Update

Author(s): Tara Carter Smith, Christopher T. King and Daniel Schroeder
Date:
December 2008
Publication Type:
Report. 40pp.
This report is an update to the report, Local Investments in Workforce Development: Initial Evaluation Findings, published in December 2007. Travis County
contracted with the Ray Marshall Center to extend the initial evaluation of local government-funded workforce development services. The intent of this effort is to track longer-term participant outcomes and to continue to refine the quasi-experimental impact analysis.

 


Page 7 of 20
Ray Marshall Center

Share on facebook
RMC Login | The University of Texas at Austin | Copyright | Privacy | The University of Texas Offices A-Z | Calendars | UT Direct