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Training programmes

Research looking at the effectiveness of training programmes that aim to help people into work.

These research reports and documents have been released as part of a programme of work to develop a research archive and improve access to historic research previously not released by the Ministry. We will potentially be adding to this page over time.

Potential outcome measures for training opportunities participants: technical report

2010 | ISBN 978-0-9951242-5-7

This report presents potential outcome measures for Training Opportunities. It found that the outcomes for the most recent Training Opportunities participants (12 months to July 2009) are lower than for the previous year.

This is likely due to the economic downturn. However, looking at trends in monthly outcomes indicates an increase in off-benefit outcomes from the low point in December 2008. It also found that 49 percent of programme participants achieved positive outcomes (exit benefit, part-time work, tertiary study or further MSD programmes).

Training and employment programmes for moving work-ready sole parents into paid employment

2010 | ISBN 978-0-9951241-7-2

This report examines the effectiveness of different training and employment programmes on employment outcomes, using both domestic and international evidence.

Overall, work confidence, work experience, job search assistance, training and education, and employment programmes have a positive effect on sole parents' employment outcomes. However, the cost-effectiveness of these programmes is unknown.

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