The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) program provides academic support to Trade Adjustment Assistance affected workers, older nontraditional students, and veterans. The TAACCCT grant provided Mesa Community College, part of the Maricopa Community College system, with funds to purchase new equipment and add new curriculum to the AzAMI program.
IMPAQ is evaluating the effectiveness of AzAMI program. The results will show how effectively the program improves education and employment outcomes in advanced manufacturing.
We are using a mixed methods approach, including a quasi-experimental analysis and a process study. We will analyze the baseline and follow-up data to measure the effect of the program on education and employment outcomes.
We are also identifying best practices and lessons learned, to help scale the program for future interventions. Our team consists of senior researchers, analysts, and local survey practitioners who combine their decades of experience in mixed methods research, survey design and sampling, global health, and education domains.