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Series # :
  ETAOP 2008-10
Title :
  Implementation Analysis of High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI) Programs
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Abstract :

The High-Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI) is a national grants program administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA).  Between 2001 and 2006, over 150 grants were awarded to establish demand-driven job training and related projects designed to meet employer-defined workforce challenges.  The report is the second in a series from the national evaluation of the HGJTI being conducted by the Urban Institute, the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Capital Research Corporation.  The purposes of the report are to document the national initiative and describe the structure and implementation of projects implemented by selected grantees.  


The information presented is based on reviews of grantee applications and quarterly reports submitted to ETA, and on field-based site visits to six grantees purposively selected to represent a variety of organizations, industry sectors, and geographic regions.  Over 150 grants have been awarded, and projects funded by those grants have mostly been completed, although some are still operating.  The implementation analysis report provides insight into the types of evaluations that could be conducted to rigorously estimate the impacts of similar projects designed to improve worker skills, meet business skills needs, and improve workforce development capacity. 

Publication Author(s)
Capital Research Corporation
  • John Trutko
Johns Hopkins University
  • Demetra Smith Nightingale
The Urban Institute
  • Lauren Eyster
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