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Past Projects

Delaware Technical Community College TAACCCT (Round 3) Evaluation (2014 - 2017)

Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) is a 2-year institution of higher education consisting of four campuses across the state of Delaware. In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded DTCC a Round 3 TAACCCT grant. The project focused on four programs of study: Electro Mechanical Manufacturing degree, Building Automation Systems degree, non-credit Food Sanitation Safety, and for-credit Food Safety. In addition to these programs of study, a general education remedial summer bridge program was developed and DTCC became recognized as a testing center for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and Certified Production Technician (CPT) exams.DTCC

DTCC partnered with Hezel Associates to conduct both a formative and summative evaluation of the implementation and impact of program strategies and performance measures. Hezel Associates designed a concurrent embedded mixed-methods study in order to answer eight research questions. Qualitative data collections included annual reviews of program documentation, interviews with key program staff, and interviews with key industry partners and stakeholders. Quantitative data collections included extant student perceptions data and participant data (program, employment, and wage data). In order to assess the impact of the project on performance measures, Hezel Associates used a quasi-experimental design. This study commenced June 2014 and concluded September 2017.

The final evaluation report is available here.