Examines the net impacts, costs and benefits of 11 workforce training programs in Washington state. Outcomes of interest included employment, hours, wage rates, earnings, unemployment insurance benefits, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamp, and Medicaid benefits.
"This study estimates the net impacts and benefits and costs of 11 workforce development programs administered in Washington State. Six of the programs serve job-ready adults: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I-B Adult programs, WIA Title I-B Dislocated Worker programs, Community and Technical College Job Preparatory Training, Community and Technical College Worker Retraining, Private Career Schools, and Apprenticeships. Three of these programs serve adults with employment barriers: Community and Technical College Adult Basic Skills Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation programs, and Department of Services for the Blind programs. The other two programs serve youth: WIA Title I-B Youth programs and Secondary Career and Technical Education" (p.iii). (Abstractor: Author)