ERIC Number: ED558608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
A Framework for Evaluating Implementation of Workforce Education Partnerships and Programs. Research Brief
Yarnall, L.; Tennant, E.; Stites, R.
Spurred by a demand to prepare more American workers for middle-class jobs in high technology industries, funders are investing aggressively in large-scale partnerships between community college workforce educators and employers. Despite such investments, however, few broadly usable insights have been gleaned about effective partnership and workforce program implementation. That gap limits the national capacity for identifying the best practices of these partnership efforts--identification that is needed for scaling the practices up for broader use to improve workforce education programming. To address this problem, from 2009 to 2015, researchers from SRI International's Education Division studied community college workforce educational implementation in five industries and geographic regions. That work has resulted in the Workforce Education Implementation Evaluation (WEIE), a framework for evaluating hard-to-measure aspects of the design, development, and delivery of workforce education partnerships and programs. Partnership strategies between employers and community colleges permit local regions to make adjustments in their workforce education system to ensure adequate supplies of skilled workers to meet employer demand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: SRI Education
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE 0903331