Surveys / Assessments
Workforce Development programs offer services that help participants prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Most programs include components to help participants develop the skills they need to do a successful job search and some programs also offer access to specific occupational skills training. The most effective workforce development programs also have strong relationships with employers, do a good job of matching participant skills and interests with employer needs, and link participants to resources that can help them address personal obstacles to long-term employment.
This section is currently designed for workforce development programs that focus on serving adults or young adults who are out of school and unemployed or under-employed. It describes outcomes related to employment and employment-related skills gains, but does not address education or academic outcomes.
Questions your program should answer:
- Are You Enrolling the People Who Can Best Benefit from Your Program?
- Are You Engaging With Quality Employers Deeply Enough to Understand Their Needs and Develop Strong Relationships?
- Do Program Activities and Environment Help Participants Experience the Culture and Expectations of the Workplace?
- Is the Program Engaging Participants Enough for Them to Experience Supportive Relationships?
- Are Participants Receiving Services That Address Obstacles to Employment?
- Are Participants Making Progress Toward Outcomes?