Evaluation of WIRED Generations II and III
10/29/2007 - 04/30/2012
The WIRED Initiative (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development), launched by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration in November 2005, stresses the critical role talent development plays in creating effective regional economic development strategies. WIRED facilitates collaboration between workforce development agencies, educational agencies, and economic development agencies at the regional level to address the challenges associated with building a globally competitive and prepared workforce. Upjohn Institute staff was a subcontractor to Public Policy Associates (Lansing, Michigan) on the evaluation of WIRED Generation II and III participants. The scope of work included project design, site visits to WIRED grantees, an online survey of WIRED participants, analysis of extant data, and report writing.
U.S. Dept of Labor, Employment and Training Administration ; DOLJ071A20606
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Industry studies