JobPath graduates have amazing long-term outcomes
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 JobPath unveiled a report that evaluated the long-term outcomes of JobPath graduates between 2010 and 2014. Data from unemployment insurance records was used to determine the number of graduates currently working in Pima County and how their wage levels increased over time. Outside evaluator Applied Economics found the following key facts:
- 79% of graduates (300 men and women) are still employed in Pima County.
- These JobPath graduates increased their income by nearly $10 million over pre-training levels in just five years.
- JobPath created a total economic impact of $34.3 million on the Pima County economy in 2014-15 based on the current contributions of graduates from the past five years.
- These impacts were accomplished with a total budget of less than $800,000 per year.
This research was generously underwritten by Valenzuela Dry Wall and The Estes Company in memory of Bill Valenzuela and Bill Estes, Jr.
JobPath has a solid reputation of achieving results
- JobPath has an average retention and graduation rate of 90%.
- JobPath graduates report significant increases in their post job training wages as illustrated by the graph below.
- Healthcare employers report that JobPath graduates are professional, skilled, have a strong work ethic – and are responsible, reliable and able to transition easily into the work environment.
- According to an analysis done by Applied Economics the cumulative economic impact, assuming graduates are still employed in jobs with comparable wages, over the past ten years totals $336.5 million, based on cumulative wage increases of $95.0 million.
- There has also been a cumulative reduction in public assistance expenditures by the state of $2.9 million over the last ten years.
- For every $1 of program costs in 2014-15, JobPath produced $3.56 in direct wage increases
- In 2014-15, graduates had the highest post-training average wage increase ever at $39,900 per person over pre-training wages
JobPath Wage Increases Year Over Year
Complete Economic Impact report developed by Applied Economics