Outcomes and Impacts from the First Two Years of the Timber Retraining Benefits TRB Program. Research Report No. 95-3.Report as inadecuate




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From 1991-93, 2,147 dislocated workers from timber-impacted counties of Washington state received Timber Retraining Benefits (TRB), with 81% using the aid to attend a state community or technical college. To determine the impact of the TRB program on the dislocated workers and their timber communities, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges conducted a study of TRB students' vocational outcomes from the 1991-93 period. Study findings included the following: (1) the employment rate at the end of the period for all TRB students completing training was 79%, compared to 84% for those who completed vocational programs; (2) employed former TRB students recovered 87% of their former wage level; (3) employed graduates earned a median entry-level wage of $10.85 per hour; (4) 7 to 9 months after graduating or leaving college, TRB students had an unemployment rate of 9%, compared to 11% for other residents of timber-impacted counties; (5) 85% were satisfied with their training program; (6) TRB students had a higher graduation rate than other students in timber-impacted counties; (7) the multiplier effect of TRB funds on timber communities resulted in $64 million in economic activity in the private sector; and (8) 55% of TRB students who received training in occupational areas remained in their community following program completion. (A list of TRB funds paid to 42 job service centers is appended. Contains one table and seven graphs.) (KP)

Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers, Economic Impact, Employment Statistics, Labor Force Development, Lumber Industry, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Retraining, Salaries, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges











Author: Seppanen, Loretta

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9635&id=ED387164



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