The Evaluation Circle: Evaluations that Impact Public Policy: The WIRED Evaluation
The UOE Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC) at Michigan State University is pleased to announce the fourth year of The Evaluation Circle, a series of workshops on evaluation theory and practice for members of the MSU community.
All Evaluation Circle workshops are free and open to MSU students, faculty and staff.
Participants are asked to register in advance for these free workshops (please click the link below).
This session provides a real-world example of how governmental agencies rely on external evaluators to assess the effectiveness of their grant-making efforts and discusses how the findings of the WIRED evaluation have influenced continuing efforts of the Employment & Training Administration (ETA) to stimulate public sector innovation. In early 2007 the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration launched the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative to promote the formation of regional partnerships and the use of innovative strategies to address the needs of companies in selected industry sectors. A total of $350 million in grants was made to 39 regions across the U.S. Public Policy Associates, Inc., a Lansing-based research firm, was selected to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of two groups of WIRED grants in a total of 26 regions. The comprehensive evaluation was designed to assess the overall effectiveness of ETA's strategy and to capture lessons and insights from the field to inform the workforce development system.
Location: Room 61 Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Date: 4/12/2013 1:00 PM