ERIC Number: ED194804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Extent of Cooperation Between Manpower Agencies. Step One.
Myers, Douglas D.; And Others
An assessment was made of the degree to which a consistent, integrated, and coordinated effort is being made to provide vocational education services in Iowa. To assess the extent of cooperative relationships between selected human service agencies, five field visits were made to meet with representatives of local agencies and service centers across the state. An examination of the state plans of selected state agencies was made to determine the extent to which cooperative agreements are encouraged at the state level. Plans were examined from the perspective of their implementation of the priorities contained in five federal laws (the Vocational Education Act, The Wagner-Peyser Act, the Rehabilitation Act 1973, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, and WIN). It was determined that a large number of Iowa's citizens are receiving and benefiting from services provided by these manpower agencies. However, a number of improvements in the delivery of employment and training services was suggested. Recommendations included the following: interagency coordination during the planning and delivery stages; development of written inter-agency cooperation agreements where they are lacking; and collection by all agencies of data on population, labor market needs, programmatic projections, and available funds. (Priorities of the five laws mentioned above are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Iowa; Rehabilitation Act 1973; Social Security Act Title IV; Vocational Education Amendments 1976; Wagner Peyser Act; Work Incentive Program
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Annual Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 6, l980). Best copy available.