Domestic Public Policy

Understanding the Role of Certification in Equipping Individuals for Employment

Grant Year: 2016

Tamar Jacoby will research and write a report that will explore whether employer-developed certification programs can effectively prepare individuals for employment. She will undertake field research in four industries—automobile repair, metalworking, information technology, and construction—to explore how employers develop and then use certification programs to signal to potential employees what kinds of skills they need to work in a given industry.

Opportunity America Domestic Public Policy