Workforce Development

Courses to Employment: Initial Education and Employment Outcomes Findings for Community College-Nonprofit Partnership in Northern Virginia

October 1, 2010  • Matt Helmer & Amy Blair

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This report details the initial findings from longitudinal research on the education and employment outcomes of students who enrolled in Northern Virginia Family Service’s Training Futures (business and medical office administration training) program between 2007 and 2010. Training Futures uses an “imaginal education” model to guide trainees through a six-month curriculum that is accredited by Northern Virginia Community College for up to 17 credits. This new report includes detailed information about participants’ education, employment and earnings experiences after completing Training Futures.