ERIC Number: ED169220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of the Washington Occupation Information Service (WOIS) as a Career Guidance Instrument for Youth Employment Training Program (YETP) Clients: An Evaluation of Training and Implementation in 21 Washington State Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) Sites.
Lutz, Larry L.; And Others
An evaluation was conducted to determine the usefulness and effectiveness of the Washington Occupation Information Service (WOIS) materials and training workshops. Eighty-five Youth Employment and Training Project (YETP) counselors and administrators from twenty-one Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) sites throughout Washington participated in the workshops, which were held at eight locations. While at the workshops, the participants assessed their effectiveness through skills tests, direct observations, ratings, and subsequently, through telephone interviews. Overall, the training seminars were judged to be successful, although trainees at three locations did not achieve passing ratings on the post tests. The telephone interviews also included questions on the use and effectiveness of WOIS materials. Two of the twenty-one sites were not using the materials at all. Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed commented positively about WOIS. Then, YETP clients at all sites were asked to complete forms assessing the WOIS materials. Only six sites returned the questionnaires, and their results showed client satisfaction to be very high. It was found that the degree of successfulness of WOIS varied from site to site due to the following factors: (1) lack of planning time; (2) lack of interest in WOIS by site personnel; (3) complexity and reading level of materials beyond clients' scope; and (4) lack of coordination of WOIS with other training materials. (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Washington; Youth Employment Training Project
Note: Appendix C, a survey form, will not reproduce well due to small print