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Investing In Workforce Literacy Pays: Building Employer Commitment To Workplace Language, Literacy And Numeracy Programs, Justin Brown, Michael Taylor, Phillip Mckenzie, Kate Perkins Sep 2015

Investing In Workforce Literacy Pays: Building Employer Commitment To Workplace Language, Literacy And Numeracy Programs, Justin Brown, Michael Taylor, Phillip Mckenzie, Kate Perkins

Dr Justin Brown

In September 2012 the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) contracted the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct this study into the financial return to employers from investing in workplace literacy training programs. The Australian Government, through its Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), contracted the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) to manage the project. Over 2013-14, this study developed and trialled a set of data collection instruments in pilot mode with seven training programs funded under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program. This report presents the results from the study in the ...


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 ...


Estimates Of The Net Impact Of Career Technical Education In Washington, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Estimates Of The Net Impact Of Career Technical Education In Washington, 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.


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 ...


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.


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

Does The Workforce Investment Act Work?, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Providers Of Adult Education, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Providers Of Adult Education, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Economic Payoffs To Adult Education, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Economic Payoffs To Adult Education, 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.


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.


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.


Participation In And The Choice Of Providers Of Adult Education Activities, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Participation In And The Choice Of Providers Of Adult Education Activities, 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.


Employer Involvement With Postsecondary Technical Education Institutions, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Employer Involvement With Postsecondary Technical Education Institutions, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

Among the suggestions that have been put forward to increase the collaboration between the business sector and educational institutions as a means for accomplishing program improvement are supporting the existing system where the schools are generally healthy fostering innovative change, and working for major structural reforms in the system. However, economic principles of market structure need to be applied in judging the efficacy of business-education linkages, particularly at the postsecondary level, and in considering the extent to which these linkages should be encouraged by public policy. A market structure perspective provides a framework that is useful in judging the merits ...


Economic Payoffs To Participation In Adult Education, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Economic Payoffs To Participation In Adult Education, 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 ...


Net Economic Outcomes From Community College And Private Vocational School Attendance In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Net Economic Outcomes From Community College And Private Vocational School Attendance In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


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.