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.
Senior Systems Analyst
Anne Bloomenthal has more than 35 years of experience in database design and data processing in support of sample tracking and analysis of program outcomes, often integrating administrative and survey data from multiple sources, for large multi-site longitudinal studies.Featured Projects
- Analytic and Technical Support for Education Researchers and Practitioners
- Community-Based Care Transitions Program Implementation and Monitoring
- Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES): 2009 Cohort User Guide
- Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES): 2006 Cohort User Guide
- Family Support
- Early Childhood
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.