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

Figure 7. Additional education refers to course completers who enrolled in GED classes or vocational education courses such as certified nursing assistant. The majority of the participants choosing to receive additional education did not get a job immediately upon completion and most of the additional education refers to the General Equivalency Diploma. It should be noted that assisting WtW participants with obtaining additional education is not part of the UF/IFAS contract. However, contacts with the participants indicate that many times additional education is a step toward a higher paying job than might otherwise be available or it may be needed in order to get the first job as in the case of a GED. Although the numbers are small, additional education is reported because here because it is consistent with the mission and purpose of the University of Florida and of Cooperative Extension.