Workforce development programs can both prepare workers for in-demand jobs and provide employers with skilled employees. Urban Institute experts study education and training programs offered by various providers including employers, educational institutions, and other non-profit and for-profit organizations. They both evaluate innovative programs to develop actionable evidence and offer practical tools for state and local workforce stakeholders who want to build a strong workforce.
- Building Alaska’s Science and Engineering Pipeline
- Evaluation of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program
- Expanding Economic Opportunity for Young Men and Boys of Color through Employment and Training
- The Second Year of Accelerating Opportunity: Implementation Findings from the States and Colleges
- Accelerating Opportunity: A Portrait of Students and Their Program Experiences from the 2014 Student Survey
- Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Year Four Annual Report 2013–2014
- Coordinating Workforce and Economic Development under WIOA
- Training TANF Recipients for Careers in Healthcare: The Experience of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program
- The Goals and Dimensions of Employer Engagement in Workforce Development Programs
- Using Performance Information to Manage Health Professions Training Programs
- What are the most promising ways to train and employ "starvation"-wage Americans?
- How do we grow our economy when most of the jobs are low wage and low skill?
- Five ways to help Americans get jobs
- Community health workers can help make Obamacare more cost-effective
- Inequality in college completion: Why can’t we focus on real problems without exaggerating them?
- "Traditional" college students are not disappearing
- What you need to know about the new workforce development bill
- Better supporting state economic development
- Employer engagement: Getting it right under WIOA
- Youth Apprenticeship: A Hopeful Approach for Improving Outcomes for Baltimore Youth
- The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP): Implementation Study and Feasibility of an Impact Study