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ERIC Number: ED176121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
GI Bill Benefits for Flight and Correspondence Training Should Be Discontinued. Report by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
At the request of the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs, the General Accounting Office (GAO) surveyed a representative sample of veterans who had completed flight training or correspondence courses within the last five years to determine whether their full time occupations were related to the training they had received. The GAO's review showed that only about 16 percent of flight-trained veterans and 34 percent of correspondence-trained veterans have full time jobs related directly to their training. Also found was that the employment survey reports submitted to the Veteran's Administration (VA) by vocational technical schools do not show whether most veterans obtained training related employment or to what extent such employment represents the veteran's primary vocational pursuit and major source of occupational income. Based on the findings, the GAO supported the proposed legislation submitted by the VA to terminate GI bill benefits for flight and correspondence training. (JH)
Descriptors: Correspondence Study, Federal Aid, Flight Training, Job Placement, Job Training, Program Evaluation, Veterans Education
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20548 (One copy free; Additional copies $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: General Accounting Office; Veterans Administration
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