About the Study

In 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) awarded America’s Promise Job Driven Training grants to 23 organizations. The funding supported the creation and expansion of partnerships—including workforce development agencies, institutions of higher education, economic development agencies, employers, and community-based organizations—aimed at preparing workers for careers in middle- to high-skilled industries and occupations. The program most commonly targets three sectors: the advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology (IT) industries.

This Department of Labor-funded study was a result of the annual process to determine the department’s research priorities for the upcoming year. It contributes to the H-1B portfolio’s growing evidence-base to inform employment and training programs and policies and addresses departmental strategic goals and priorities.

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Project Duration: 64 Months

Contract End Date: September 2022

Contractor: Mathematica Policy Research and Social Policy Research Associates

For More Information: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsors independent evaluations and research, primarily conducted by external, third-party contractors in accordance with the Department of Labor Evaluation Policy. CEO’s research development process includes extensive technical review at the design, data collection and analysis stage, including: external contractor review and OMB review and approval of data collection methods and instruments per the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Institutional Review Board (IRB) review to ensure studies adhere to the highest ethical standards, review by academic peers (e.g., Technical Working Groups), and inputs from relevant DOL agency and program officials and CEO technical staff. Final reports undergo an additional independent expert technical review and a review for Section 508 compliance prior to publication. The resulting reports represent findings from this independent research and do not represent DOL positions or policies.