U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
The program costs the federal government $1.6 billion a year, making it one of the most expensive education and training programs funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The goal of Job Corps is to help youth become more responsible, employable, and productive citizens.
In 1993, DOL authorized Mathematica to conduct the National Job Corps Study, an independent evaluation of the program’s effectiveness.
Mathematica’s evaluation was based on one of the most rigorous research designs ever used for an ongoing federal program.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Improving the Lives of At-Risk Youth Through Education and Training
As part of its mission to improve public well-being, Mathematica studies programs that help at-risk youth improve their lives through education and career development. These programs include YouthBuild and Job Corps, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.Learn More