Chicago Career Tech Job Training Program Evaluation
Elizabeth Weigensberg, Colleen Schlecht
The Chicago Career Tech Job Training Program Evaluation is a research project devoted to assessing employment outcomes of its training participants. The program is an intensive 6-month, 6-day-a-week technology training and subsidized-wage program for dislocated white collar workers in Chicago. This evaluation has two components: (1) gathering and assessing Chicago Career Tech program participants’ employment outcomes by surveying participants 90 days after completion of the program, and (2) analyzing administrative data to assess employment outcomes for one year after program completion and comparing outcomes of Chicago Career Tech participants to a matched sample of similar training participants from other programs.
This evaluation will help the Chicago Career Tech program determine their program’s impact on its participants in terms of achievement of positive employment outcomes. Additionally, responses from the survey will help Chicago Career Tech identify ways they can improve their program to better serve future participants.