Tools for Implementing and Evaluating Job Training Programs
The following tools are designed to help PHAs and their partners
with the implementation and evaluation of job training programs.
They are intended only as guides - PHAs and/or their partners should
read through them and revise them, as appropriate, to fit their
specific needs. Tool descriptions are ordered below to reflect the
sequence of common job training activities: recording a participant's
work history, establishing expectations, conducting an interim evaluation,
and conducting final evaluations.
Inventory (Adobe PDF, 1 page)
Used by PHAs and partners to determine a participant's skills and
work experience. The inventory reflects activities, jobs, and volunteer
work in which the participant has participated over the past ten
Expectations Agreement (Adobe PDF, 3 pages)
Intended to be used in the context of a job training program to
ensure that the expectations of each party - the program participant,
the employer, the PHA or appropriate partner, and the school through
which the job training program may be operated - are clearly communicated
NHHFA Sample Requirements
and Participatory Agreement for WtW Program Participants (Adobe
PDF, 1 page)
A mutual-expectations agreement used by the New Hampshire Housing
Interim Evaluation (Adobe PDF, 3 pages)
Designed to assist PHAs and partners in monitoring the progress
of Welfare to Work Voucher participants who are involved in job
training or employment programs. It allows participants and their
supervisors to evaluate the participant's performance and is intended
to foster communication and provide feedback to participants, PHAs,
and partners, as well as to supervisors and "coaches"
at the participant's place of employment.
on Work Experiences (Adobe PDF, 2 pages)
Provides PHAs and partners with feedback from participants who have
completed a job training program - their experience with the program
and if/how they think the program has helped them. PHAs and partners
will want to consider these participant opinions and comments when
evaluating their programs.
Work-based Employment/Learning Programs (Adober PDF, 4 pages)
A diagnostic and planning tool for PHAs that are evaluating potential
or actual work-based employment or learning programs for WtW voucher
recipients. Programs are evaluated on the extent to which participants
improve certain competencies and skills related to work performance,
as identified by the U.S. Department of Labor. By rating the quality
of a particular program or plan, PHAs can identify strengths and
limitations and set priorities for program development. PHAs can
create a progress record by repeating the evaluation at different
Evaluation (Adobe PDF, 4 pages)
Helps PHAs or partners determine a program participant's competency
level and skill sets related to employment. It is based on the U.S.
Department of Labor Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary
Skills (SCANS) criteria developed in 1991, which identify basic
competencies, skills, and qualities required by all young people
to meet the demands of America's workplaces. Since that time, SCANS
has become the foundation for many work preparation programs in
the United States.
Technical Competence Log (Adobe PDF, 2 pages)
A monitoring tool for employment programs (operated by PHAs or partners)
that rotate participants through various departments, teaching them
a variety of skills. The log includes a record of the departments
in which the participant has worked and how long she worked in each
one. The log also tracks skill development.