ERIC Number: ED239088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of the New Job Training System. Survey Report I.
Of 596 service delivery areas (SDAs) administering the Job Training Partnership Act, 583 participated in a telephone survey regarding private industry council (PIC) and SDA activities. It was found that the number of local jurisdictions responsible for administering federally funded employment and training programs increased by 26 percent. One-quarter of the SDAs had fewer than the 200,000 persons necessary for automatic designation; more than half represented areas with populations under 300,000. About two-thirds were multi-jurisdictional. The legislative objective that business groups be involved in selection of business representatives on PICs was achieved in 91 percent of the cases. In 80 percent of SDAs, the same entity was grant recipient and program administrator. Nearly three-quarters of interviews reported an active role for the PIC in planning and evaluating local programs. High school dropouts and welfare recipients were most frequently identified as target populations. Major training agents were public school systems and private employers. Changes were anticipated due to the 70 percent stipulation. The majority of SDAs used performance contracting, provided supportive services, and planned on undertaking employment generating activities. (Appendixes include the questionnaire and a list of SDAs by state and type.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Interviews, Job Training, National Surveys, Program Administration, Questionnaires, Unemployment
National Alliance of Business--Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 7207, Washington, DC 20044 ($5.00; 10 or more--$4.50 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Private Industry Councils; Service Delivery Areas