ERIC Number: ED610239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
To Improve and to Prove: A Development and Innovation Study of Year Up's Professional Training Corps
Fein, David; Maynard, Rebecca; Baelen, Rebecca; Shivji, Azim; Souvanna, Phomdaen
Year Up's Professional Training Corps (PTC) adapted its successful workforce program for low-income young adults to operate in college settings to reduce costs and enhance scalability. The one-year program provides six months of training in basic academic, professional, and occupational skills, extensive supports, a behavior contract, and a six-month internship. Abt conducted several "mini-studies" of implementation challenges; assessed implementation fidelity; and implemented a small randomized controlled trial to measure overall impacts. This final report shares encouraging findings from mini-studies and documents progress in implementing the program.
Descriptors: Young Adults, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Internship Programs, Academic Persistence, College Attendance, Outcomes of Education, Student Characteristics, Partnerships in Education, Fidelity, Employment Level, Wages, Job Skills, Coaching (Performance), Progress Monitoring, Skill Development, Feedback (Response), English for Academic Purposes, Educational Finance
Abt Associates. 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 800 North, Bethesda, MD 20814. Tel: 301-347-5000; Fax: 301-634-1801; Web site: http://abtassociates.com
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore); Florida (Miami); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Washington (Seattle); Florida (Jacksonville); Virginia; Georgia (Atlanta); New York (New York); Texas (Dallas); California (Los Angeles); Arizona (Phoenix); California (San Francisco); Illinois (Chicago); Massachusetts (Boston); Delaware
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A150214