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Workforce Investment Act Title I-B Adult Program

The WIA Adult program prepares individuals 18 years and older for participation in the labor force by providing core services and access to job training and other services. Core services, which are available to all adults, include skill assessment, labor market information, consumer reports on training programs, and job search and placement assistance. Intensive services are available for eligible adults unable to obtain jobs through core services alone. Priority is given to welfare and low-income clients. Services may include more intensive assessments, individual counseling, employment planning, and prevocational training. WIA Title I may also pay for vocational training if a participant requires training for employment and other resources are not available to cover the cost of the training. The state’s Employment Security Department administers the program. The 12 regional Workforce Development Councils oversee WIA activities in local areas.

State Core Indicator Results

Employment - Percentage of participants who were employed, as reported to the Employment Security Department during the third quarter after leaving the program.*

65%

Earnings - Median annualized earnings of participants six to nine months after leaving the program. (Quarterly earnings are the result of hourly wage rates and the number of hours worked in a calendar quarter. Toderive annualized earnings, quarterly earnings are multiplied by four.)

$21,025

Skills - Percentage of participants who obtained an appropriate credential. (Percentage based on all participants, including those who did not receive training through the program.)

30%

Participant Satisfaction - Percentage of participants, including non-completers, who reported satisfaction with the program, as evidenced by survey responses six to nine months after leaving the program.

90%

Employer Satisfaction - WIA participants in general, including Adults, Youth and Dislocated Workers (A separate survey for each WIA program was not conducted because the sample size would be too small.)

93%

Net Employment Impact - Difference between the employment rate for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured nine to 12 quarters after leaving the program.

10.8 percentage points

Net Earnings Impact - Difference between the average annualized earnings for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured nine to 12 quarters after leaving the program.

$4,182

Participant Return on Public Investment - The ratio of the present values of additional lifetime participant earnings and employee benefits to public costs of the program.  Additional lifetime participant earnings and benefits are additional earnings and employee benefits received (minus participant program costs, taxes on added income, and any loss in unemployment insurance benefits), when compared to the non-participant control group.

$8 to 1

Taxpayer Return on Investment - The ratio of the present values of projected additional lifetime taxes paid by the participant (plus any decrease in unemployment insurance benefits), in comparison to the public costs of the program.  Additional taxes are those additional taxes projected to be paid in comparison to the taxes projected to be paid by the non-participant control group.  Change in unemployment insurance benefits is the change in benefits paid to participants compared to the non-participant control group. 

$1.20 to 1

* Includes some out-of-state employment data but not all of it and does not include data on self employment.

Employment & Earning Indicators Over Time

Employment Rate - Percent of WIA Adult Participants with Reported Employment in Third Quarter after Exiting Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings - Median Annualized Earnings of Participants in Third Quarter after Exiting Program (First Quarter 2009 dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more detailed study results for this program, go to WIA Adult Full Report.

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