ERIC Number: ED230690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of CETA Upgrading and Retraining Programs.
Cambridge Office of Manpower Affairs, MA.
In 1979, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) legislation was changed to remove income from the eligibility criteria for Title IIC upgrading and retraining programs. In order to assess the impact of this change upon CETA prime sponsor and private industry council (PIC) activities across the country, a telephone survey was made to all 473 CETA prime sponsors, with successful contact made with 361 prime sponsor organizations. Sixty-five prime sponsors commented that they had CETA funded activities in the upgrading and retraining program areas and provided a brief description of these activities. Some of their input was as follows: (1) 58 prime sponsor programs, representing 1,620 subsidized training slots, were reported at an average of $1,120 per slot (compared to about $3,500 per slot nationally); (2) about 60 percent of these programs used on-the-job training as the principal method of new skill acquisition, and most of these programs used their job training staff in marketing upgraded training to the private sector; (3) 620 of the upgrading slots were in structured off-the-job classroom, shop, or clinical training situations; and (4) success rates of more than 90 percent were reported by almost all the prime sponsors both in promotion of workers who had completed training and in hiring of new employees by companies who participated in upgrading programs. (After the survey, 12 of the sites were visited; a report on each of them is included in this publication, along with a synthesis of the activities reported in terms of marketing, occupations selected for training, clients served, and training methods used.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Change, Case Studies, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Development, Job Layoff, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Promotion (Occupational), Reentry Workers, Retraining, Trainees, Training Allowances
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cambridge Office of Manpower Affairs, MA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Prime Sponsors