July 30, 2014
A quasi-experimental evaluation study of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) conducted by IMPAQ International, LLC is highlighted in a report recently released by the White House. On Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 the White House released a job-driven training action plan following Vice-President Biden’s review of our federal workforce programs, Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity. For the evaluation study, IMPAQ supported NFWS, a collaboration of national foundations who share the objective of promoting the employment of low-income individuals in good careers, while meeting the needs of employers for a skilled workforce. The report noted IMPAQ’s findings on the effectiveness of NFWS/SIF-funded programs to assist unemployed participants to obtain employment in the 12-month period after program entry. The Ready to Work report coincides with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which was also signed into law on Tuesday. The bill focuses on streamlining programs, reporting and administration. Click here to learn about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. To read the official White House report click here.