Reviews a variety of studies with a focus on the relationship between employer behavior and industry structure.
Highlights the strategies employed by a career pathways program offering training and support services to young adults.
Examines two welfare-to-work strategies in Philadelphia to identify program participation impact for hard-to-employ recipients.
Presents Washington State’s Basic Food Employment & Training program as an innovative model that better meets the employment and training needs of low-income recipients than do SNAP Employment & Training programs…
Presents early findings on the Individual Training Account (ITA) experiment.
When it comes to job training, what does available evidence tell us about what works? What Works in Job Training: A Synthesis of The Evidence summarizes what we know about improving employment and educational outcomes for both adults and youth.The report was prepared through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor, Commerce, Education, and Health and Human Services.
But it’s not enough that one study or evaluation said something works – this summary looks at only the most rigorous evaluations, such as impact studies that can point to the results that happened as a result of a particular initiative. This means there is higher likelihood you will get the same results if you try the approach studied.
Have you wished for an easy-to-use repository of recent workforce development research? Are you looking for ways to get the word out about your organization’s workforce development-related research findings? Do you have clients in the workforce system who need access to evidence-based findings? Take a look at the two webinars developed to provide interactive demonstrations on using the Workforce System Strategy site and real world examples of how we can help you find the resources you need.
Workforce System Strategies: A Tool for the Research Community
This short Webinar is designed specifically to introduce the workforce development research community to the research and implementation tools profiled on Workforce System Strategies. The webinar includes an interactive demonstration of what the site can do for you. You will also hear how this tool relates to ETA-sponsored research, as well as the Department-wide research efforts of DOL’s Chief Evaluation Office.
Beyond Best Practices: Workforce System Strategies
This short webinar takes an interactive look at a Workforce System Strategies with the workforce development professional in mind. Two workforce peers serving as interviewees offering real examples from their work, it demonstrates how to quickly find multiple resources that will help design a new program, develop policy, write grant proposals, conduct research, and more.
Learn to quickly mine the rich resources on Workforce System Strategies! Use this short on-line tutorial to help you find what you want, more efficiently and effectively.
Workforce System Strategies highlights a wide range of research and implementation tools.
Use it to:
• Help your job-seeker and employer customers achieve better outcomes
• Identify evidence that may be useful in program design initiatives or grant applications
• Be at the forefront of the workforce system!
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For many families, childcare is a barrier to employment. Between nonstandard working hours and a lack of affordable, high quality childcare options, many parents, particularly low-income parents, are forced to make decisions that favor employment or childcare at the expense of the other option. Under these circumstances, childcare is increasingly a workforce issue that will have both short-term and long-term effects on participating workers and local economies. The following WSS profiles highlight the childcare challenges facing low-income parents, examine the ways in which childcare decisions are made, and present an evidence-based case for investment in programs that support early childhood care and development.
To recognize National Mentor Day on January 17 and affirm adult mentoring as one of the youth program elements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, below are selected resources that highlight the benefits and outcomes of the mentor relationship. Mentors often form different relationships that may include supportive older adults; life coaches; role models, and trained school peers. In addition to the beneficial results observed in mentoring relationships, these studies and guides provide helpful tools and resources to create and support successful mentoring programs.
Calendar year 2015 has been busy for WSS! A wide range of profiles are now available, covering topics such as career pathways, sector strategies, rigorous evaluations of place-based programs, and more! As this year ends, we are highlighting the three profiles with the most online views on WSS since January 2015. We look forward to sharing more engaging studies and informative insights in 2016!