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Project

Evaluation of the Arizona Sun Corridor Get into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC) Career Pathways Program

Official Title
Third Party Evaluator for the Arizona Sun Corridor Get into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC) Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Career and Community College Training (TAACCCT) Grant
Location(s)
Arizona
Dates
1/2013 – 9/2016
Market
Workforce Development Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Career Pathways and Sector Partnerships
TAACCCT
Workforce Development
Services
Program Evaluations
Process Evaluations
Mixed Method Evaluations
Outcome Evaluations
Research Services
Policy/Program Analysis
Surveys & Data Collection
Data Collection & Operations
Client
Maricopa County Community College District
Methodologies
Data Collection, Analysis & Reporting
Focus Groups
In-depth Interviews
Qualitative Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Survey Design and Sampling
Third Party Evaluator for the Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAA-CCCT) Grantee – Arizona Sun Corridor Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC–GEIC)

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program allows community colleges and other higher education-eligible institutions to use federal funds to expand and improve their education and career training programs.

IMPAQ assessed the implementation and outcomes of the TAACCCT grant awarded to the Maricopa Community College District. The grant, awarded specifically to the Arizona Sun Corridor-Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC), aims to expand education and career training programs that train trade-impacted workers and other adults for high-skill, high-wage employment and advancement in energy and mining industries. Our evaluation provided substantial insight into the educational and workforce outcomes associated with the ASC-GIEC program.

In this project, one of nine TAACCCT projects we were conducting, we used a mixed methods approach. This includes in-depth interviews with grant stakeholders, analyses of student record data, and surveys and focus groups with student participants.

Our project team consisted of senior researchers and analysts with decades of combined experience in education, workforce development, mixed methods research, data analysis, and survey design and sampling.