Finds that attainment of a credential through participation in WIA’s Dislocated Worker Program resulted in improved employment and wage changes for older workers as compared to those who were not credentialed.

"The purpose of the study was to identify strategies that will allow workers to remain in the workforce longer in order to enhance their economic security and reduce their risk of poverty in retirement. This was accomplished by: (a) identifying the characteristics of effective community college involvement in workforce training; and (b) examining the relationship between the category of credential attained through participation in WIA’s Dislocated Worker Program and program outcomes" (p.10). (Abstractor: Author)

 Full Publication Title: Credential Attainment by Older workers: the Role of Community Colleges and the Dislocated Worker Program in Successful Employment Outcomes