Workforce Development

SEDLP Research Report No. 1: Methodology and Findings from the Baseline Survey of Participants

November 1, 2000  • Lily Zandniapour

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This publication takes an in-depth look at data collected in the baseline survey of people participating in a longitudinal study conducted by the Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project. The survey, involving 732 clients of six sectoral employment projects, captures important demographic, economic and employment characteristics as they began training and provides insights into the kinds of barriers and challenges clients face. The report profiles respondents as a whole and on a program-by-program basis, which allows readers to see similarities and distinctions among trainees across programs. This series should be especially useful to: practitioners designing training programs; policy makers shaping our workforce development system; and researchers interested in learning more about innovative approaches to workforce development.