INNOVATIVE THINKING
RIGOROUS APPROACHES
REAL WORLD IMPACT

 

Project

Evaluation of Workforce Training Programs in Ohio and Wisconsin

Official Title
Quasi-Experimental Impact Study of NFWS/SIF Workforce Partnership Programs
Location(s)
Ohio and Wisconsin
Dates
10/2012 – 10/2014
Market
Workforce Development Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Employment and Disability
Workforce Training
Services
Program Evaluations
Impact Evaluations
Research Services
Data Collection & Operations
Client
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Methodologies
Quantitative Data Analysis

IMPAQ studied the effectiveness of six workforce training programs supported by National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) through a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant. These programs provide training to unemployed workers to help them get jobs in health care, advanced manufacturing, and construction. The IMPAQ study included two components: (1) examine the characteristics and outcomes of participants in 30 NFWS/SIF programs in nine states; and (2) perform a quasi-experimental impact study of six selected programs in Ohio and Wisconsin. This included evaluating the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability of the programs. 

This study showcases our ability to conduct multi-site, quasi-experimental impact evaluations using state-of-the-art research methods. Our team included experienced economists with extensive experience and expertise in the use of quasi-experimental impact methodologies. Our team had more than 40 years of experience in impact evaluation studies and authored and published multiple evaluation studies, project reports, and peer-review academic papers in unemployment and workforce development.

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