Workforce Development

SEDLP Research Report No. 2: Closing The Gap: How Sectoral Workforce Development Programs Benefit The Working Poor

July 1, 2001  • Maureen Conway & Lily Zandniapour

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This publication examines data from a longitudinal survey of participants in six sectoral employment training programs, and documents what participants report, one year after completing training, about their earnings, employment situation and experiences with the programs. This is the second in a series of reports developed through the Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project (SEDLP), which collects data on participants at four intervals: baseline, 90 days after training ends, one year after training completion and two years after training completion. 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.