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JOBSTART
Dropout Prevention

JOBSTART was found to have potentially positive effects on completing school.

JOBSTART is an alternative education and training program designed to improve the economic prospects of young, disadvantaged high school dropouts by increasing educational attainment and developing occupational skills. The program has four main components: (1) basic academic skills instruction with a focus on GED (General Educational Development) preparation, (2) occupational skills training, (3) training-related support services (such as transportation assistance and child care), and (4) job placement assistance. Participants receive at least 200 hours of basic education and 500 hours of occupational training.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
1
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Completing school Potentially positive effects 11-12
 
 
14

Last Updated: March 2008

Race

Black
44%
White
9%
Not specified
3%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
44%
Not Hispanic
56%

Gender

Male: 46%
Female: 54%

Delivery Method

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Individual

Locations

CT, NY, PA, IL, GA, TX, AZ, CA, CO
Midwest, Northeast, South, West


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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