About this Evaluation

As part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, all grantees were required to hire a third party evaluator (TPE) to document the lessons learned and report outcomes. IMPAQ International was contracted in 2014 to conduct an implementation and outcome evaluation of the ACT-On TAACCCT Grant. IMPAQ examined the successes and challenges related to each strategy of the program and created 3 reports for continuous improvement during the grant period. Data for the evaluation came from various sources, including phone interviews, site visits, surveys, participant data, academic data, grant finance records, and Unemployment Insurance (UI) records.

The study addresses the following research questions:

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Authors
Dr. Karen Armstrong, Ms. Lauren Lochocki, Ms. Colleen McLelland, Mr. Luke Patterson, Dr. Samuel Kofi Ampaabeng, and Dr. Hautahi Kingi

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Perry Gorelik

About IMPAQ International
With strategic planning, research studies, and technical assistance, IMPAQ better enables governments, businesses, foundations, non-profits, and universities to enhance their programs and policies.

Our staff of over 400 world class researchers, survey professionals, technical innovators, and subject matter experts combine innovative thinking and rigorous approaches to make a real world impact.

Over the past 15 years, IMPAQ has conducted more than 100 quantitative and qualitative research studies for a wide range of clients—including DOL and the U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Agriculture (USDA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Health and Human Services (HHS). IMPAQ also provides support to such organizations as the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and state workforce agencies.