6.0 Major Accomplishments

6.1 Instructional Activity

A key measure for examining PDP’s accomplishments is to consider its overall instructional activity in meeting the education and training needs of the public service workforce. PDP has an extended history of offering a comprehensive range of education and training programs for the public workforce that continue to generate steady enrollments on an annual basis. For the past five years, PDP has, on average, offered over 2,888 instructional activities per year enrolling approximately 377,042 workers. Figure 5 provides a summary of instructional activity and enrollments for the period 2016–2021.

During the past year (2020-2021), PDP offered 2,980 courses, institutes, and workshops enrolling 497,698 workers. This generated 821,133 contact hours of instruction across all of its programs, which was a moderate decrease compared to the previous year.

The program areas that generated the largest enrollments were Child Care Provider Training (456,095 registered) and Temporary Assistance Examiner (47,800 registered).

During the latter part of the second half of the period, the COVID-19 pandemic presented PDP with the need to reach large numbers of training participants virtually in a very short period of time to deliver critical policy and procedure updates for our sponsors. To accomplish this, PDP quickly and effectively pivoted from in-person training events and has successfully used various synchronous and asynchronous learning methodologies to fulfill critical training needs.

Enrollment History 2016–2021

Enrollment History 2016-2021

   Number of Courses 6     Number of Enrollments

Figure 5

The graph illustrates PDP’s enrollment history from 2016-2021. Data is presented for total number of courses, and for total enrollment annually as follows: 2016-2017, 2,889 courses and 225,498 enrolled; 2017-2018, 2,722 courses and 266,246 enrolled; 2018-2019, 3,040 courses and 347,108 enrolled; 2019-2020, 2,809 courses and 584,662 enrolled; 2020-2021, 2,980 courses and 497,698 enrolled.