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Project QUEST
Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Interventions

Project QUEST had positive effects on industry-recognized credential, certificate, or license completion; potentially positive effects on credit accumulation; no discernable effects on short-term employment, short-term earnings, medium-term employment, medium-term earnings, and long-term earnings; and potentially negative effects on postsecondary degree attainment.
Project QUEST (Quality Employment through Skills Training) provides comprehensive support services to help participants complete occupational training programs at local community colleges and professional training institutes, pass certification exams, and obtain well-paying jobs in targeted sectors of the local economy.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
3
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Credit accumulation Potentially positive effects PS
 
 
14
Industry-recognized credential, certificate, or license completion Positive effects PS
 
 
15
Long-Term Earnings No discernible effects PS --
Medium-Term Earnings No discernible effects PS --
Medium-Term Employment No discernible effects PS --
Postsecondary degree attainment Potentially negative effects PS
-3
 
 
Short-Term Earnings No discernible effects PS --
Short-Term Employment No discernible effects PS --

Last Updated: November 2021

Race

Asian
3%
Black
14%
White
29%
Not specified
55%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
67%
Not Hispanic
33%

Gender

Male: 27%
Female: 73%
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Abt Associates under contract ED-IES-16-C-0024.

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