Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMAC Workforce) TAACCCT Round 4 Grant: Implementation Evaluation Final Report

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2018-09

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Juniper, Cynthia

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Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources

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The Ray Marshall Center (RMC), in collaboration with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), will be evaluating the efforts of the Mid-South Community College-led Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant for the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW). GMACW’s mission is to help solve Greater Memphis’ skills gap by: aligning training and education programs with employers’ skill requirements, and with each other; connecting employers to cost-effective training and hiring support, and; driving coordination and improved outcomes among providers that serve job candidates. While CSW conducted the implementation (formative) evaluation, RMC has carried out a quasi-experimental comparison cohort (summative) evaluation to measure the impact of these strategies. The impact evaluation conducted by RMC will seek to gauge the “value-added” from these enhanced training pathways.

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