ERIC Number: ED178731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Needs of CETA Prime Sponsor Staffs in Pennsylvania. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report: Volume 17, Number 21.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
With the primary goal to enhance the degree of cooperativeness between CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) and vocational education in Pennsylvania, CETA "prime sponsor" staffs were surveyed in a study to determine (1) general staff background and information; (2) types of educational and noneducation experiences; (3) perceived training needs; and (4) present relationship with local education agencies. The project also involved identifying competencies for inclusion in the preservice vocational education training program and improving the working relationship between vocational education and CETA sponsor staffs. Procedures included survey of CETA sponsor directors and survey of staff to assess training needs. As can be seen from the detailed tabulation and breakdown of data in the half of the report devoted thereto, there was a definite interest in training, expressed by a vast majority, while CETA staff background characteristics (average age--32; 87% college attenders; average length of CETA employment--2.94 years) seem to indicate a population ready for training programs. Since CETA and vocational education staff training programs share similar and parallel information and training needs, information obtained from the study could serve to develop CETA staff training for delivery by vocational education institutions, and could be included in vocational education training programs to enhance the educator's understanding of CETA. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Pennsylvania