ERIC Number: ED192035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Identify, Describe and Evaluate Existing Methods of Linking Vocational Education with CETA Programs--Business, Industry, Labor and Adult Education. Final Report, September 1, 1977 through September 1, 1979.
A study was conducted to develop and implement a procedure to describe and evaluate existing linkage programs at the local level between vocational education and CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) programs. The study had the following objectives: (1) to identify linking organizations that offered services directly or through the coordination of the training programs of other agencies; (2) to describe and evaluate current methods used by these organizations; and (3) to determine the problems experienced by linkage organizations. In addition to compiling bibliographies and surveying relevant literature and legislation, linkage organizations were identified and surveyed. Data were analyzed regarding the agencies, work sites, and client populations and their relationships with training agencies and work sites. A sample of twelve linkage systems was selected for in-depth evaluation and site visits. Based on this data, it was concluded that sites tended to operate with small staffs and low initial funding, but as sites matured, amount of funding increased along with the number of clients served. Employment counseling and information dissemination were the most frequently offered direct and coordinating services. Coordinating sites tended to work intensively with a small number of business and education agencies. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act