Friday, August 04, 2017 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM ET

This session will cover evidence-based policy development and past projects from the Chief Evaluation Office and Employment and Training Administration, describe the basics of evaluation methods, explain the key elements of the Job Corps evaluation design, and describe how Job Corps Center and Admissions staff support this new pilot and demonstration model.


As new initiatives or programs are implemented, the Department of Labor seeks to determine the effectiveness of the new management practices or services being delivered to enrolled students.  This session covers evaluation principles and practices supported by the Department of Labor. The presenters will discuss the importance of evidence-based policy development; describe past evaluation and research projects; cover the basic elements of implementation, process, and experimental random control trial evaluations; explain the key elements of the Career Academy evaluation design, such as steps for collecting survey data and outcomes measures, and describe the roles that the Cascades Career Academy staff assume to support this new and innovative program model and evaluation.  Session attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and chat about the significance of this program and study.


Heather Parker, Division of Research and Evaluation, Employment and Training Administration, U. S. Department of Labor


Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U. S. Department of Labor

Jessica Lohmann, Chief Evaluation Office, U. S. Department of Labor

Keith Olejniczak, Abt Associates partner - MDRC

Kevin Meenaghan, Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy