IMPAQ Presents and Exhibits at the Raising the Bar Conference

March 15-16, 2017

IMPAQ is proud to present and exhibit at the Maryland Workforce Association Raising the Bar Conference in Ellicott City, MD from March 15-16. During the conference, our Labor and Human Services research experts will present workforce evaluation essential practices and lessons learned. Stop by our exhibit table to speak with our experienced industry experts and to learn how IMPAQ is helping to shape workforce programs and policy. 

IMPAQ Presentations

Sonam Gupta
Eileen Poe-Yamagata

Senior Research Associate Dr. Sonam Gupta will present “Serving Disconnected Young Adults: Lessons Learned from @LIKE Program” on Wednesday, March 15 at 9:45 AM.

Dr. Gupta is an applied economist with expertise in applied econometrics, labor economics, and program evaluation methods. Dr. Gupta has significant experience in conducting randomized control trials, employing diverse advanced econometric techniques for data analysis, and managing large databases.

Managing Director and Principal Research Associate Eileen Poe-Yamagata will present “Essential Practices for Serving Workforce Center Customers with Disabilities” on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 AM.

Ms. Poe-Yamagata has more than 20 years of experience working on a wide range of complex social policy research and evaluation projects. Her work primarily focuses on employment and training programs operating within the public workforce system and programs targeting juvenile offenders, victims, and at-risk youth.

About the Maryland Workforce Association

The Maryland Workforce Association is made up of the twelve Local Workforce Directors in Maryland and collaborates with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and other state workforce partners to foster regional and statewide collaboration and share best practices. The association advocates for and promotes the public workforce system on a local, state, and national level. Their advocacy includes building relationships with elected officials at all levels, outreach to businesses within the State, and building partnerships with other agencies and organizations to strengthen the system.