Panel Paper: Exploratory Return On Investment Analysis of Local Workforce Investments

Thursday, November 8, 2012 : 10:55 AM
McKeldon (Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Tara Smith and Christopher King, University of Texas, Austin

Title: Exploratory Return on Investment Analysis of Local Workforce Investment


Tara Smith               University of Texas, Austin

Christopher King       University of Texas, Austin

Exploratory Return on Investment Analysis of Local Workforce Investments, examines exploratory findings from a cost‐benefit analysis of local investment in long‐term workforce development through Capital IDEA. Capital IDEA is a nonprofit workforce intermediary offering sectoral-based occupational skills training and extensive support services to low‐income residents, concentrating on long‐term engagement to improve education and labor‐market outcomes.  Benefits were estimated as part of a quasi‐experimental impacts analysis while cost data were obtained directly from Capital IDEA.

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