The “Evidence Says” infographic, created with workforce development professionals in mind, highlights results from rigorous research evaluations of programs that include work-based learning strategies. 

It highlights eleven studies from four categories—internships, transitional jobs, on-the-job training, and apprenticeships—and provides information on earnings gains, employment outcomes, and other salient outcomes for each study. These studies were identified as part of a literature review search for rigorous evaluations in WorkforceGPS and Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluations and Research (CLEAR).

“Evidence Says” provides a quick snapshot of research results related to work-based learning. These types of research results can inform program planning discussions and support decisions about applying evidence-based practices. Program managers can also implement similar evaluation methods to existing programs. 

The infographic can be downloaded via the related content link to the left. Designed as a print-ready brochure, this information may help you start those types of conversations with your partners and colleagues. To print and share this tri-fold brochure, change the default print setting to “flip pages on short edge.”

Research questions that these studies address:

  • To what extent are work based learning strategies effective at raising the employment rates and earnings of program participants relative to non-participants?

  • What other benefits do work based learning strategies provide to participants relative to non-participants? How do these vary by target population?

Reports on the studies featured in “Evidence Says” describe earnings gains, employment outcomes, and other salient outcome findings for the following programs:


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