Data and Impact Measures
The key to the viability of any system are the results it produces. The challenge with workforce development is that, by its nature, the true impact of the system is hard to ascertain. There are the jobs that are filled, which help a business. There are people placed in jobs, which helps jobseekers. But to what end? What is the impact of these efforts?
This page will try to capture these impacts, with concepts and papers from around the country. All trying to answer the same thing: How much of an impact can we have?
Examples of Impact Measures for the Workforce System
- What We Know About Workforce Development for Low-Income
Workers: Evidence, Background and Ideas for the Future – National Poverty Center, 2013
- Inside the Black Box – What Makes Workforce Development Programs Successful? – University of Chicago, 2012
- Assessment of Workforce Development – University of Texas-Austin, 2012
Societal Impact Measure Resources
Economists and the stock market have been celebrating the low unemployment rate indicating the United States has achieved a sustained period of full employment. However, in communities across the country, there are Americans who are either underemployed or stuck in...read more
NEED TO PARTNER The 46 Workforce Development Boards in the state of California are called to operate in, and lead, a demand-driven system with industry as the key customer, key decision maker, and key champion, with the purpose of creating a robust economy for...read more