Authors: Tara Smith, Kristin Christensen, Daniel G. Schroeder, and Christopher T. King
Date: December 2012
Publication Type: Report, 34 pp.
The Ray Marshall Center has produced a report that analyzes the outcomes of local workforce development services funded by Travis County. In 2010, the County invested $1.91 million through ten providers that provide training and wrap-around programs that help lower income and disadvantaged workers develop workforce skills for long term career development. The Local Workforce Services Evaluation draws on several data points in order to answer questions such as; “Are services being delivered as planned?” and, “What outcomes are achieved?” The Ray Marshall Center analyzed employment data on 4,150 participants, collected before, during, and after their participation in the program. Using employment and salary as the two primary performance measures for this evaluation, the Ray Marshall Center’s analysis shows positive results across the board, despite the fact that the country experienced a severe recession during the time-period under analysis.