Evaluating the long-term impact of two veterans’ employment and education programs

The Challenge 

For the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Westat is evaluating the long-term impact of two of its employment and education programs

  • VetSuccess, which helps veterans with service-connected disabilities get and keep jobs
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill, which provides education and housing benefits to eligible veterans who attend college

Our Solutions 

  • Westat periodically surveys three groups of veterans who entered the two programs in fiscal years 2010, 2012, and 2014. Westat is responsible for all aspects of the surveys, including
    • Programming and testing the questionnaires
    • Recruiting participants
    • Developing a web-based study management system
    • Processing and analyzing the survey data
    • Preparing annual reports to Congress
    • Giving briefings to VA’s senior staff

The Results 

  • Results from the surveys will guide VBA policy and program decisions in order to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s veterans.

Our Client 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)