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Lauren Eyster

Lauren Eyster



Senior Research Associate


"Today's workers need additional training after high school to achieve long-term success in the labor market. There are multiple paths for workers to access education and job training outside of the traditional four-year college. Evaluations of programs that focus on career pathways, industry-focused job training, and contextualized learning are showing promise for helping American workers to find and retain gainful employment."

Lauren Eyster is a research associate in the Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center. Her research focuses on cutting edge workforce programs and how to best evaluate them.

Most recently, Lauren has examined industry-focused job training and career pathway initiatives implemented through the workforce investment system and community colleges. She has also studies how these programs can best serve laid-off, low-income, and older workers and how multiple service systems can help them find and retain jobs.

M.A. Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University

Publications by topic:
Workforce Development, Training and Opportunity

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