Upcoming Events

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November 10, 2023   
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM ET

Increasing Opportunities for Youth through Workforce Initiatives

Panel Chair: TBD, U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office (DOL/CEO)

Discussant: Samina Sattar, Mathematica

This panel will seek to learn about youth workforce initiatives and how they can increase employment opportunities for young people. The panel includes three presentations. The first describes findings from listening sessions about the barriers and facilitators to employment for youth on the autism spectrum. The second describes findings from an implementation evaluation of DOL’s Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grants, documents the models implemented by grantees and the strengths and challenges associated with each model, and describes the partnerships and the roles of different partners in supporting registered youth apprentices. The third documents approaches used by four DOL-funded organizations to expand youth apprenticeships, which strategies were successful and scalable, and the role of employers, intermediary organizations, and apprenticeship mandates in expanding youth apprenticeship.

Employment and Training, Disability and Employment
November 11, 2023    
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET

Partnering with Impacted Communities to Build Actionable Evidence: Lessons from Evaluations of Employment-Focused Reentry Programs

Moderator: Evan Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office (DOL/CEO)

Speakers: Lama Hassoun Ayoub, Mathematica, Cassandra Cean Owens, Partners for Reentry Opportunities in Workforce Development (PROWD) Technical Working Group Expert, Jillian Stein, Mathematica

Panelists in this roundtable discussion will describe their experiences engaging with people with lived experience to inform two DOL reentry grant program evaluations. Strategies discussed will include listening sessions with stakeholders such as reentry practitioners, advocates, and people directly impacted by the criminal legal system, expert panels to advise evaluation design and implementation, and using participatory research methods to advance a more culturally responsive evaluation. Lastly, the discussion will cover best practices and lessons learned when engaging communities in research.

November 11, 2023  
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET

Evidence Capacity: From Frameworks to Action - Evidence Capacity Building and the Evidence- to- Action (E2A) Framework

Presenting Author: Samia Amin, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Join to learn about how AIR supported the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office (DOL/CEO) to develop an actionable evidence capacity-building tool, compliant with requirements for the Evidence Act. AIR and DOL/CEO developed this strengths-based assessment framework with the intention of creating culture change around evidence use and production with the understanding that this initial iteration of the capacity assessment was a foundational exercise that served as an opportunity to start a forward-looking dialogue around evidence use and production. A major focus of the framework is to surface actionable findings that provide ways to strengthen evidence capacity but also help shift the culture around evidence use.

Data, Methods, and Tools
November 11, 2023  
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Problems and Possibilities for Advancing Workforce Diversity and Inclusion through Apprenticeship

Panel Chair: TBD, U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office (DOL/CEO)

Discussant: Shayne Spaulding, Urban Institute

This panel will seek to learn about the problems and possibilities for advancing workforce diversity and inclusion through apprenticeship. The panel includes three presentations. The first reports findings from a descriptive study of the DOL’s Women in Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Occupations grants, including challenges and promising practices related to recruiting and retention, the importance of supportive services, and employer engagement. The second reports on Black registered apprentices in the U.S., describes the structural barriers that Black apprentices face, and recommends policy solutions for addressing the issues. The third describes results from a Bayesian meta-analysis of the effectiveness of different work-based learning initiatives, including apprenticeship, for women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and people with prior justice system involvement.

Apprenticeship, Equity

Past Events

Check out all past events hosted by the Chief Evaluation Office in the expandable table below. Please note recordings are available for select events.