The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) oversees studies examining community colleges and their role in training America’s workforce. 

Studies on grant programs, service delivery, and innovation can help policymakers, employers, and workers understand community colleges' role in providing training and other services to support individuals in advancing their career goals. 

Explore CEO's current studies and completed reports on community colleges.

Completed Reports

Evaluation of the TechHire and Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Programs: Two-Year Impacts Report
(Impact Report, December 2023)

The Impact of Regional Sectoral Training Partnerships: Findings from America’s Promise  
(October 2023)

Employment Research Brief: The Impact of Regional Sectoral Training Partnerships: Findings from America’s Promise  
(October 2023)

America's Promise Job-Driven Grant Program Evaluation 
(December 2022)

Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI)  
(October 2022) 
This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

Community College Interventions for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Demonstration and Evaluation 
(December 2020)

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Initiative National Evaluation (2012-2020) 
(December 2020)

The United States Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) 
(Final Report, November 2015)

Improving America's Workforce Through Enhanced Collaboration between the Public Workforce System and Community Colleges 
(Final Report, June 2011)

For more research on community colleges, visit the Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research.


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.