ERIC Number: ED206858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
CETA's Results and Their Implications. A Policy Statement by The National Council on Employment Policy.
National Council on Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
A review of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act's (CETA's) results, strengths, and weaknesses, and future role in light of expected economic and technological changes indicates that it is time to strengthen--though not necessarily enlarge--America's only available second-chance training system. Cost-benefit analysis of the major CETA components (the job training, job corps, classroom training, public service employment, work experience, and summer youth employment) indicates that they are a good investment for society. In addition, such CETA components as nonoccupational training, youth school retention and work transition programs, and smaller pilot projects also seem to be cost effective. While both CETA's service components and delivery system have some serious weaknesses, a number of options are available to remedy them. Current and anticipated international competition, technological changes, and economic problems in certain regions of the U.S. and such new labor force entrants as additional refugees, people delaying retirement, and displaced homemakers reinforce the need for a program to retrain workers and/or upgrade their skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Employment Programs, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Labor Force, On the Job Training, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Summer Programs, Technological Advancement, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Job Corps