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
Preparing High School Students for College and Career: Evidence from Youth CareerConnect
Building College and Career Pathways for High School Students: Youth CareerConnect, Impact Findings Report
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