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Evaluation of the Greenville Technical College ACCELERATE Career Pathways Program

The TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training) grant program allows community colleges and other higher education eligible institutions to use federal funds to expand and improve their education and career training programs. SC ACCELERATE (South Carolina Adult Education through E-Learning and Academic Tracks to Employment) is a federally funded four-year grant designed to assist older adults, especially those impacted negatively by international trade, transition to more highly skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing.

Evaluation of Virginia’s Employment Through Entrepreneurship Program

IMPAQ is measuring the impact of the Virginia Employment Through Entrepreneurship Consortium (VETEC) program. This program provides comprehensive entrepreneurship training and technical assistance to adults and dislocated workers eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services. Our findings will contribute to an entrepreneurial training program evidence base and provide insight into the role the public workforce system plays for WIA/WIOA eligible job seekers interested in starting their own businesses.

Evaluation of an Entrepreneurial Program for Technology Startups

IMPAQ evaluated the effectiveness of Startup Quest™, a nationally recognized entrepreneurship training program. The program connects participants with successful CEOs and entrepreneurs who teach them how to transform an invention or discovery into a marketable product. The University of Florida and CareerSource North Central Florida developed Startup Quest™, and it is being funded through the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund grant.

Evaluation of Skills Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund grant program funded Skills Wisconsin. The program aims to improve collaboration among workforce system stakeholders in Wisconsin and enhance how the workforce system serves employers in the state.

Our evaluation had three components: a process study, an outcomes study, and a quasi-experimental impact study. Together, they provided insight into the state’s experience adopting an emerging technology, to improve the degree of coordination among workforce development stakeholders and better serve employers.

Workforce Investment Act Net Impact Evaluation

For the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, IMPAQ conducted a non-experimental net impact evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program to estimate the average impact of the program across individuals, that is, the difference in average earnings or employment following program participation, as compared to the average if these individuals had not participated in the program.

Feasibility Study of Using Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) and Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) for Consumer Reports

The purpose of this project is to conduct an assessment of the feasibility of implementing state-level systems for reporting on the performance of education and training programs. Such consumer report cards (scorecards) will ultimately give customers more information on which education or training programs may be best suited to their career interests.

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