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Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Evaluating TPM Career Readiness Academy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)
Start Date: Jul 2024 — End Date: Jun 2025

CREC is collaborating with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the ongoing development of evaluation metrics for the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy. CREC will review metrics recommended in the TPM curricula, those identified by states participating in the Career Readiness Academy and will provide new metrics as appropriate. By engaging participants alongside their educational and industry partners, CREC aims to identify the most impactful outcomes of the TPM Academy. It also seeks to establish best practices for tracking performance data to ensure the long-term sustainability of these measurement efforts beyond the grant period. CREC will compile a final report to deepen understanding of the complexities of ROI measurement and the evaluation of employer outcomes, as well as to assess the quality of programs and credentials for workforce developers engaged in sector strategies and beyond.

About the Client

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the Free Enterprise system improves society and the economy.