Des Moines Area Community College Workforce Training Academy Connect Program: Implementation and Early Impact Report (October 2018)

Under the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study, Abt evaluated Des Moines Area Community College’s Workforce Training Academy Connect program. The impact study used an experimental design to measure effects on educational and early employment outcomes 18 months after random assignment. The program increased receipt of credentials by four percentage points, but had no impact on other educational outcomes or early employment outcomes. The implementation study found that program staff modified program elements throughout the study period.

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