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Current Study

Evaluation of Youth Career Connect

Purpose:

  • To conduct an impact evaluation and complementary implementation analysis of Youth Career Connect (YCC).
  • To develop and maintain a participant tracking system for the YCC program.

Background:

  • The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds, divided among approximately 25 to 40 grants with a period of performance not to exceed 54 months for the YCC program.
  • The goals for the YCC program are to ensure that participants:
    • Gain academic and occupational skills by completing the program and graduating from high school.
    • Move into a positive placement following high school that includes unsubsidized employment, post-secondary education, long-term occupational skills training, or Registered Apprenticeship.
    • Obtain an industry-recognized credential in an H-1B industry or occupation for those industries where credential attainment is feasible by program completion, in addition to a high school diploma.
    • Earn a post-secondary credit towards a degree or credit-bearing certificate issued by an institution of higher education.

Tasks:

  • Develop and monitor a participant tracking system.
  • Select sites for randomization, and assign students to treatment and comparison groups.
  • Conduct an impact and implementation analysis.

Project Duration: 60 months

Contract End Date: December 2019

Contractor: Mathematica Policy Research

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