Workforce Development

Courses to Employment: Initial Education and Employment Outcomes Findings for Community College-Nonprofit Partnership in Austin, TX

March 1, 2011  • Matt Helmer, Amy Blair & Economic Opportunities Program

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This report details the initial findings from research on the education and employment outcomes of 991 students who enrolled in the nonprofit Capital IDEA program between 2003 and 2008. Students received extensive supports to prepare for and pursue healthcare career training at Austin Community College. Students enrolled at a range of education levels. This report includes detailed information about participants’ education pathways, the education milestones they achieved during the study period, and their employment and earnings experiences. Capital IDEA and Austin Community College are participants in AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment (CTE) project. (October 2010) Catalog No. 10-015