Workforce Development

Courses to Employment: Initial Education and Employment Outcomes Findings for the Metro Bus Operator Bridge Program in Los Angeles, CA

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

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This report details initial findings from research on the education and employment outcomes of 651 participants who enrolled in the Metro Bus Operator Bridge Program in Los Angeles between 2006 and February 2010. Successful completers of the two-week bridge program advance to paid temporary On-the-Job (OJT) training at the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). Successful OJT graduates are hired for permanent positions by MTA. This report includes detailed information about participants’ demographics, their training completion, and their employment and earnings experiences pre- and post- training. The bridge program is provided in partnership by Community Career Development (CCD), Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), Los Angeles City College (LACC) and L.A. Metropolitan Transit Authority. CCD, LAVC and LACC are participants in AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment (CTE) project.
(January 2011) Catalog No. 11-001