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IMPAQ International Awarded Five Year Job Corps National Data Collection Contract

Columbia, Maryland

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July 03, 2012

IMPAQ International is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five year contract with the U.S. Department of Labor to implement the Job Corps National Data Collection project.  The award is a re-compete of this contract, which IMPAQ has held since 2006.

“IMPAQ is excited to continue supporting the Department of Labor and Job Corps National Office in its commitment to continuous program improvement by providing data collection and technical assistance services through this contract,” said IMPAQ’s President Dr. Cary Sennett.  “At a time when federal programs are under tremendous pressure to demonstrate the value they provide, we are pleased that the Department of Labor has made IMPAQ a critical part of its process for collecting the data needed to inform policy- and decision-makers.” 

Founded in 1964, Job Corps is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24.  Job Corps provides training in over 100 career technical programs, as well as academic and social skills training at its 125 primarily residential centers.

The main activity for this project is to conduct CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) interviews with former Job Corps participants about their experiences after leaving the Job Corps.  Through this contract, IMPAQ conducts approximately 80,000 telephone surveys with former Job Corps participants each year.  The data collected from this survey are used by Job Corps to measure program effectiveness and to meet accountability requirements.  In addition, the data are used to assess the accomplishments of Job Corps centers, operating agencies and contractors.

IMPAQ International is a public policy research firm specializing in designing and implementing rigorous research studies and evaluations of government programs and demonstrations. IMPAQ’s mission is to provide exemplary research and consulting services to its domestic and international clients in the areas of impact evaluation studies, applied research, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and technical assistance.