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FCS9186: Putting Knowledge to Work: Outcome Performance of the UF IFAS Welfare-to-Work Initiative

Figure 3. Participant completion and employment by course is shown in Figure 3. JobStart has the largest number of client completions (n=189) and jobs held that were related to the training (n=105) Food Safety has 97 completing the course with 55 reporting jobs. The first task is to recruit WtW clients for training and then to retain them until they have finished at least one complete course. However, just completing a course does not mean that the participant goes immediately to work in unsubsidized employment. Thus, the number of participants completing a course is always more than the number working in a particular context represented by the job. However the desired outcome is to have course completions match jobs held as near as possible.