Wallis, in partnership with ACIL Allen Consulting, was engaged by the Department to undertake the evaluation of its Stronger Transitions Program, which supports workers transitioning their careers following business closures. Wallis and ACIL Allen were engaged based on our successful work exploring the experience of workers during and after the closure of the automotive manufacturing sector. The evaluation ran over a number of years from 2018 through to 2020.
The study made use of surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups with retrenched workers, and consultation with key program stakeholders. Wallis, ACIL Allen and the Department collaborated successfully in order to produce an evaluation report which identified key strengths and challenges of the program, with many lessons learned for the roll-out of similar programs.