Micro-credentials could supply workers with in-demand skills and help employers better match applicants to job requirements.
A successful career and the financial stability that comes with it are central to the American dream. But not everyone in or entering the workforce has the education and training necessary to achieve their goals. The barriers to employment are particularly acute for young people in poverty; low-income adults; ex-offenders; veterans, their spouses, and spouses of service members; older workers; persons with disabilities; and laid-off workers in declining industries. Mathematica analyzes programs and policies intended to help these individuals succeed in the labor market, and we help government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide education, training, and employment services more effectively and efficiently.
Micro-Credentials: Do They Hold Promise for Low-Skilled Workers?
Evaluation of the Pathways to Careers Program
The SourceAmerica Pathways to Careers program helps individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or a primary diagnosis of autism obtain competitive integrated employment aligned with their skills, interests, strengths, and abilities. Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of Pathways.
Annalisa Mastri is an expert at designing and conducting experimental and nonexperimental evaluations; she has worked on projects in labor, family support, and education.Featured Projects
- Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)
- Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER)
- Designing a National Evaluation of an Ongoing Program: Lessons from the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation
- An Effectiveness Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Registered Apprenticeship in 10 States
- Training and Re-Employment
- Unemployment Insurance
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.