ERIC Number: ED206937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Encouraging Linkages Between CETA Youth Programs and Vocational Education in the State of Connecticut. Final Report.
Thompson, Donald; And Others
This report of a program to increase cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) youth programs and local educational agency (LEA) systems provides information on the laws and regulations supporting cooperative efforts. It also reports findings of a survey of educators and CETA Youth Employment and Training Program (YETP) and LEA staff. Chapter 1 outlines program objectives and activities. Chapter 2 summarizes federal legislation supporting mandated linkages, overviews some efforts, and reviews research on vocational education and manpower training program effectiveness. In chapter 3 are presented results of a survey of LEA and CETA personnel regarding adequacy of linkage efforts and obstacles to improving these efforts. Data indicates major discrepancies between the perceptions regarding the types and degree of cooperative effort. Program uncertainty and inconsistencies are reported as the greatest obstacles to effective linkages. Chapter 4 contains conference proceedings. The eight presentations focus on impact of Reagan budget proposals on the implications of economic development in Connecticut for vocational education, employment training programs, and private sector initiatives and three successful linkage programs. Chapter 5 makes recommendations for linkage action. Appendixes contain the survey instrument and data. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conference Proceedings, Conferences, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Connecticut; Linkage; Youth Employment Training Program
Note: Appendixes will not reproduce well due to small print.