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ERIC Number: ED176064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Skill Training Improvement Program (STIP), Phase I: Starting Up.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
An evaluation was conducted of the Skills Training Improvement Program (STIP) to determine the types of projects established with STIP funds, to assess their success, and to measure the role played by the private sector in the program. Data was collected from three sources: the grant applications of all 141 CETA sponsors conducting the projects, telephone contact with seventy-two of the sponsors to discuss early implementation experiences, and field visits to five sponsors. Most projects were found to have fewer than 100 trainees and to provide training for six months to one year in one to six occupations. Changes in original project plans were common due to problems with providers of training, lack of eligibles for a particular occupation, or special needs requiring remedial or on-the-job training. Enrollees were difficult to recruit for some occupations with high-skill entry criteria, but were retained successfully in projects that adapted to meet their particular needs. Participating private employers felt that STIP improved CETA's image in the business community, and after projects began, additional employers were attracted. Because of limited time and stringent eligibility requirements, most sponsors did not develop an upgrading component to train employed workers. (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Program Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Skills Training Improvement Program
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