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Education Final 09-15-11 -   3.3.a - Training Participant Employment

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Education Final 09-15-11
1. Access and Enrollment
2. Student Accomplishment
3. Student and Economic Outcomes
Action Plan
3.3.a - Training Participant Employment Rate
How many students are employed after training?
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Data Notes


Data Source:

Student records from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Apprenticeship programs, private career schools, and Workforce Investment Act programs; linked with Employment Security Department wage files for WA, OR, ID and federal employment records. 

Measure Definition:

The percent of participants who are employed during the 3rd quarter after leaving the program.  Average rate among participants in community and technical college training, retraining, and adult education programs; apprenticeships, private career schools, and Workforce Investment Act programs for youth, adults, and dislocated workers.  The year is the year employment is reported.  Excludes self-employment and employment outside of WA, OR, and ID that is not federal. Employment data is based on 56,637 program participants.

Target Rationale:

There is no established target for this combination of programs.

Link to Agency Strategic Plan:

Goal 2, Objective C: Advocate for, facilitate and promote career advancement and self-sufficiency for adults with barriers to education and training, and employment success. 


Measures one of the main desired outcomes of training program—employment.

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

  • Recent progress in improving employment rates was set back by the recession. All of the programs had decreased employment rates between 2009 and 2010.
  • The largest declines during the past 2 years occurred in programs serving the hardest to serve--e.g., Workforce Investment Act programs -- and apprenticeship training, the majority of which is for construction jobs—an industry hard hit by the recession. 
  • WIA and Adult Basic Education programs have the lowest employment rates. These programs serve many people who have basic skill deficiencies and high rates of poverty. 
  • For every program, the employment rate is higher for program completers (65 percent) than non-completers (53 percent).