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ERIC Number: ED507370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Job Training That Works: Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study. P/PV In Brief. Issue 7
Maguire, Sheila; Freely, Joshua; Clymer, Carol; Conway, Maureen
Public/Private Ventures
Public funding for employment and training has dwindled over the past several decades. Yet in communities all over the United States, there has been considerable development of alternative approaches to help low-income people gain skills for particular industry sectors. In 2003, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) launched the Sectoral Employment Impact Study to test the efficacy of one such approach. Using a random-assignment design, P/PV researchers set out to answer the question: "Can well-implemented, sector-focused training programs make a difference to the earnings of low-income disadvantaged workers and job seekers?" Three organizations were selected to participate in the study: Jewish Vocational Service in Boston, Per Scholas in the Bronx and the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership in Milwaukee. This issue of "P/PV In Brief" summarizes the outcomes of a rigorous evaluation of one of these approaches--sector-focused skills training--and demonstrates the positive impact that three programs using this approach have been able to achieve. (Contains 1 table, 4 figures, and 14 endnotes.) [For Issue 6 of "P/PV In Brief," see ED503244.]
Public/Private Ventures. 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168. Tel: 212-822-2400; Fax: 202-949-0439; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New York (New York); Wisconsin