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Refining Workforce Education Supply And Demand Analysis: Final Report, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Oct 2015

Refining Workforce Education Supply And Demand Analysis: Final Report, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned From A State-Funded Workplace Literacy Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget F. Timmeney Jan 2015

Lessons Learned From A State-Funded Workplace Literacy Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget F. Timmeney

Kevin Hollenbeck

Findings from an evaluation of a workplace literacy program funded by the State of Indiana are presented. Working with employers, providers were given considerable latitude to design their own training regimens. The state awarded certificates to workers who achieved certain levels of proficiency in reading, math, critical thinking, problem solving (assessed by CASAS), and computer literacy (certified by IC3). The evaluation relied on qualitative and quantitative data. Multiple site visits were undertaken and a survey of participants (n = 1,800), learning gains, and earnings histories were quantitatively analyzed. Key findings include a significant interest in college attendance by incumbent workers ...


Dislocated Worker Human Capital Depreciation And Recovery, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Dislocated Worker Human Capital Depreciation And Recovery, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

Previous studies have estimated the "human capital depreciation" of women re-entering the work force after voluntary, lengthy interruptions. Those studies have found reduced real wages and furthermore the decrease is positively related to the length of the interruption. Upon re-entry, however, real wages grow rapidly as human capital is restored. This paper develops a model of the wage histories of dislocated workers. Similar to labor force re-entrants, those dislocated workers who become re-employed would experience wages below their final wage prior to dislocation and the decrease should be associated with the length of dislocation. However, the model suggests that since ...


School-To-Work Programs To Facilitate Youth Employment And Learning, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

School-To-Work Programs To Facilitate Youth Employment And Learning, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Process And Net Impact Evaluations Of The Focus: Hope Adult Training Programs And Student Loan Fund, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Process And Net Impact Evaluations Of The Focus: Hope Adult Training Programs And Student Loan Fund, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


A Net Impact Analysis Of Adult, Job-Specific Training Programs Funded By The Ohio Department Of Education, Kevin Hollenbeck, William Anderson Jan 2015

A Net Impact Analysis Of Adult, Job-Specific Training Programs Funded By The Ohio Department Of Education, Kevin Hollenbeck, William Anderson

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Nurturing America's Growth In The Global Marketplace Through Talent Development: An Interim Report On The Evaluation Of Generations Ii And Iii Of Wired, Nancy Hewat, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Nurturing America's Growth In The Global Marketplace Through Talent Development: An Interim Report On The Evaluation Of Generations Ii And Iii Of Wired, Nancy Hewat, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

This is the first report from the evaluation of Generations II and III of the Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development Initiative... This interim report presents baseline information from all 26 regions. It reflects the status of regional activities as of the summer of 2008, when many regions were in the initial stage of implementation. Thus, the report focuses on the development of partnerships, governance arrangements, and the design of decision-making processes. In early 2006, ETA announced the initial recipients of grants to promote regional collaboration of a wide range of public and private organizations with the goal of transforming ...


An Evaluation Of The 21st Century Workplace Skills Initiative, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget Timmeney Jan 2015

An Evaluation Of The 21st Century Workplace Skills Initiative, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget Timmeney

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


The Returns To Education And Basic Skills Training For Individuals With Poor Health Or Disability, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jean Kimmel Jan 2015

The Returns To Education And Basic Skills Training For Individuals With Poor Health Or Disability, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jean Kimmel

Kevin Hollenbeck

This paper examines linkages between disability and health status and the returns to education and basic skills training. It bases analyses on two separate data sources: wave 3 from the 1993 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS). The data sets have been used to estimate standard wage equations with education and basic skills training among the independent variables. The NALS data set allows us to control for prose, quantitative, and document literacy. The wage equations rely on Heckit corrections for labor force participation, and we stratify by sex ...


Using Administrative Data To Evaluate The Ohio Jobs Student Retention Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jean Kimmel, Randall W. Eberts Jan 2015

Using Administrative Data To Evaluate The Ohio Jobs Student Retention Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jean Kimmel, Randall W. Eberts

Kevin Hollenbeck

This paper presents findings from a net impact evaluation of the Ohio JOBS Student Retention Program. The JOBS program, a component of the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children (ADC) program, was required, in all states, for ADC recipients who met certain criteria. The Ohio JSRP was an activity pursued by some JOBS program clients in Ohio to fulfill their responsibilities in order to receive aid. The JSRP was a three-fold support program designed to facilitate entry to and success in programs of study at two-year community or technical colleges. We evaluated this state welfare policy while simultaneously dealing ...


The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Does The Workforce Investment Act Work?, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Does The Workforce Investment Act Work?, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


School-To-Work: Promise And Effectiveness, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

School-To-Work: Promise And Effectiveness, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Net Impact Estimates Of The Workforce Development System In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Net Impact Estimates Of The Workforce Development System In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Return On Investment In Workforce Development Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Return On Investment In Workforce Development Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

Under more and more fiscal scrutiny because of shrinking state and local budgets, workforce development programs are being asked to estimate their return on investment (ROI). This paper introduces basic concepts of ROI in workforce development programs. It distinguishes ROIs estimated for workforce programs from those that are estimated for financial investments or capital projects. The paper furthermore exposits the basic ingredients of an ROI study—identification of the treatment and time periods of analysis, identification of the net impacts of the program, and identification of net costs. Finally, the paper presents results from the estimation of the ROI for ...


Boosting The Economy Through Career And Technical Education, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Boosting The Economy Through Career And Technical Education, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Washington's Workforce Development System Pays Off, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Washington's Workforce Development System Pays Off, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Regional Collaborations For Economic Development: Lessons From The Employment And Training Adminsitration's Wired Initiative, Kevin Hollenbeck, Nancy Hewat Jan 2015

Evaluation Of Regional Collaborations For Economic Development: Lessons From The Employment And Training Adminsitration's Wired Initiative, Kevin Hollenbeck, Nancy Hewat

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of The Ohio Jobs Student Retention Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jean Kimmel Jan 2015

An Evaluation Of The Ohio Jobs Student Retention Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jean Kimmel

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Workforce Investment Act (Wia) Net Impact Estimates And Rates Of Return, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Workforce Investment Act (Wia) Net Impact Estimates And Rates Of Return, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Workforce Program Performance Indicators For The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Kevin Hollenbeck, Wei-Jang Huang Jan 2015

Workforce Program Performance Indicators For The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Kevin Hollenbeck, Wei-Jang Huang

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Focus:Hope: Using Unsecured Student Loans To Self-Finance Job Training For Disadvantaged Workers, Kevin Hollenbeck, Kelly Derango Jan 2015

Focus:Hope: Using Unsecured Student Loans To Self-Finance Job Training For Disadvantaged Workers, Kevin Hollenbeck, Kelly Derango

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of The Manufacturing Technology Partnership (Mtp) Program, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

An Evaluation Of The Manufacturing Technology Partnership (Mtp) Program, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Return On Investment Analysis Of A Selected Set Of Workforce System Programs In Indiana, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Return On Investment Analysis Of A Selected Set Of Workforce System Programs In Indiana, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


On The Feasibility And Advisability Of Conducting A Return On Investment Analysis Of The Indiana Workforce System, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

On The Feasibility And Advisability Of Conducting A Return On Investment Analysis Of The Indiana Workforce System, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


State Use Of Workforce System Net Impact Estimates And Rates Of Return, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

State Use Of Workforce System Net Impact Estimates And Rates Of Return, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

The net impacts and private and social benefits and costs of workforce development programs were estimated in three separate studies; two of them in Washington and one in Virginia. The programs included the public job training system, programs at community and technical colleges, adult basic education, private career schools, high school career and technical education, and vocational rehabilitation for disabled individuals and for blind or visually impaired individuals. The net impact analyses were conducted using a nonexperimental methodology. Individuals who had encountered the workforce development programs were statistically matched to individuals who had not. Administrative data with information from the ...


Postsecondary Education As Triage: Returns To Academic And Technical Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Postsecondary Education As Triage: Returns To Academic And Technical Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

This paper examines the labor market outcomes of individuals with various types of postsecondary educational experiences. In particular, it examines differences between students who have pursued technical education programs from those who have pursued academic programs and from those individuals who have not pursued any type of postsecondary education. Empirical evidence is presented concerning the relationship between economic outcomes and grades earned and the degree to which the labor market rewards credentials. Wage and earnings models yield different structural parameter estimates when based on the three different populations. The differences are most dramatic for high school background effects and for ...


Net Impact And Benefit-Cost Estimates Of The Workforce Development System In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck, Wei-Jang Huang Jan 2015

Net Impact And Benefit-Cost Estimates Of The Workforce Development System In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck, Wei-Jang Huang

Kevin Hollenbeck

This study estimates the net impacts and private and social 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 the programs serve adults with employment barriers: Community and Technical College Adult Basic Skills Education, IBEST, and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation programs. The other two programs serve youth: WIA Title I-B Youth programs and Secondary Career and ...


Lessons Learned From A Workplace Literacy Initiative, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget F. Timmeney Jan 2015

Lessons Learned From A Workplace Literacy Initiative, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget F. Timmeney

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.