This evaluation is based on interviews with employers and job-training graduates, along with an assessment of trainee wage data. This report describes background research and findings from interviews with employers and program graduates. It describes workforce training employment outcomes and programs, and estimates return on investment (ROI) and social return on investment (SROI). Based on the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, the report recommends potential methods that could be utilized by the City of Austin to improve future evaluations of workforce training costs and outcomes.
This report assesses the local economy of Mitarai, Osaki Shimojima Island. The report acknowledges ongoing policies currently implemented to promote rural revitalization at the national, prefectural, and local level. It lists options that could promote tourism in Mitarai and revitalize the local economy based on Japan’s current national, prefectural, and local policies to promote rural revitalization. The report recommends measures to stimulate tourism within the local economy.