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Sectoral Employment Initiative Evaluation

Public/Private Ventures

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $550,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2003–December 31, 2006
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Sectoral employment strategies are considered an important approach to helping workers respond to the challenges posed by current economic and labor market trends. However, because it is a relatively new field, few sectoral programs exist to serve as models. In 1998, Public/Private Ventures began an evaluation of a 10-site demonstration of newly-initiated sectoral workforce development programs.Funding will support efforts to complete the documentation and evaluation of participants’ activities and outcomes. Activities will include reviewing the final site reports; assessing documented changes, trends, differences, or similarities among the sites; and documenting lessons learned to share with the field.Achievements during the past year included completing a total of 782 interviews and documenting the development, implementation and evolution of sectoral strategies at each site, with final site-visit reports.