Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Vocational Education and Workforce Training Projects

This study examined 92 projects, including workforce and displaced-worker training, vocational education, apprenticeships, and basic and adult literacy projects that were started and completed during the 1995–2000 period. The study looked at the impact of these sample projects on participants in terms of basic and vocational skills, employability, and employment gains. In addition, five case-study site visits were conducted.