The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) program provides academic support to Trade Adjustment Assistance affected workers, older nontraditional students, and veterans. The TAACCCT grant provided Mesa Community College, part of the Maricopa Community College system, with funds to purchase new equipment and add new curriculum to the AzAMI program.
IMPAQ evaluated the effectiveness of AzAMI program. The results show how effectively the program improves education and employment outcomes in advanced manufacturing.
We used a mixed-methods approach, including a quasi-experimental analysis and a process study. We analyzed the baseline and follow-up data to measure the effect of the program on education and employment outcomes.
We also identified best practices and lessons learned, to help scale the program for future interventions. Our team consisted of senior researchers, analysts, and local survey practitioners who combine their decades of experience in mixed methods research, survey design and sampling, global health, and education domains.