U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Chief Evaluation Office
The program blends promising features of both the career academy and sector-based models, including small-learning communities; college preparatory curriculum based on a career theme that aligns occupational training with employer needs; and employer, higher education, and community partners.
Mathematica's five-year evaluation is assessing the impacts and implementation of the YCC program. The evaluation consists of an implementation study of all 24 YCC grantees and an impact evaluation involving a randomized control trial in 4 sites and a quasi-experimental matched comparison group design in up to 16 school districts.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Building College and Career Pathways for High School Students: Youth CareerConnect, Technical Report for the Impact Study
This report summarizes research methods and processes involved in the rigorous evaluation of the Youth CareerConnect program.Learn More