Escalating Gains: Project QUEST’s Sectoral Strategy Pays Off

Mark Elliott and Anne Roder
April 2017 

Project QUEST was founded in 1992 to enable San Antonio residents to prepare for good jobs in growing sectors of the local economy. Over the past 25 years, it has helped more than 6,000 people complete training conducted primarily by local community colleges. Mobility’s random control trial evaluation found:

The findings are among the most impressive of any rigorous evaluation of a workforce development program and are a strong endorsement of the potential value of long-term skills training for low-income job seekers.

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