CET provided out-of-school youth with occupational skills training and job placement assistance to prepare participants for employment and help them secure jobs.

CET provided out-of-school youth with occupational skills training and job placement assistance to prepare participants for employment and help them secure jobs.

CET’s MFSP program provided out-of-school youth with full-time basic education and skills training in a work-like setting to provide participants with hands-on training experience. The program worked with local employers to develop and teach training curriculum and focused on improving the participants’ practical skills to meet the employment demands of the local labor market. Individualized job placement services were also provided to assist participants in securing jobs after the training program.

One of the program sites, CET’s MFSP program in San Jose, CA, provided Montessori child care services for program participants. As of 2020, CET continues to offer similar services to eligible participants. During the period evaluated, CET participants received services until they found employment, but most training services lasted for four to nine months.

CET’s MFSP was implemented in San Jose, CA, where three-quarters of the participants received services, and the remaining participants received services in Gilroy, CA, Watsonville, CA, Salinas, CA, and Oakland, CA.

Year evaluation began: 1984
Populations and employment barriers: Female, Parents, Single parents
Intervention services: Case management, Education, Supportive services, Training, Occupational or sectoral training, Job search assistance
Setting(s): Tested in multiple settings

Effectiveness Rating and Effect By Outcome Domain

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Outcome domain Term Effectiveness rating Effect in 2018 dollars and percentages Effect in standard deviations Sample size
Increase earnings Short-term No evidence to assess support
Long-term Little evidence to assess support 0
Very long-term No evidence to assess support
Increase employment Short-term No evidence to assess support
Long-term Little evidence to assess support unfavorable 0% (in percentage points) -0.01 738
Very long-term No evidence to assess support
Decrease benefit receipt Short-term No evidence to assess support
Long-term No evidence to assess support
Very long-term No evidence to assess support
Increase education and training All measurement periods Little evidence to assess support 0% (in percentage points) 0.00 738

Studies of this Intervention

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Study Quality Rating Study Counts per Rating
High High 1