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.
Elizabeth Weigensberg is an expert on designing and conducting evaluations, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and developing and estimating performance measures for public child welfare agencies and workforce development programs. Her expertise includes linking and analyzing complex administrative data from state and local public agencies and providing technical assistance to facilitate the development and use of data to inform policy...Featured Projects
- Super-Utilization of Child Welfare and Other Services
- Design Options for Understanding Child Maltreatment Incidence
- A Study of the Self-Employment Assistance Program: Helping Unemployed Workers Pursue Self-Employment
- Addressing Unaddressed Needs: Helping Agencies Target Services to Children and Caregivers in Child Welfare
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
- Training and Re-Employment
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.