ERIC Number: ED254629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Oversight on the Job Training Partnership Act Prepared by the Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate. 98th Congress, 2d Session. Committee Print.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document summarizes the preliminary findings of U.S. House of Representatives and research on the workings of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) of 1982 during its first nine months. To prepare this print, the committee conducted Congressional forums and site visits in Seattle, Washington; Cleveland, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; and Portland, Maine. In addition, a field hearing was held in Jackson, Mississippi. Participants in the hearings and forums included state and local JTPA administrators, local elected officials, private industry council members, educators, spokespersons for various interest groups, and representatives of community-based organizations. The committee found that, in general, JTPA appears to have generated a great deal of enthusiasm among commentators, and that transition issues seem to have been resolved. The researchers also found that some of the problems with the Act stem from lack of knowledge of its provisions, rather than from the Act itself; however, it was felt that performance standards should be adjusted so that programs were not penalized for helping more seriously disadvantaged persons. Finally, the initial findings indicated that the transition is still proceeding as the full impact of the change in public policy from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) to JTPA is realized and institutional adjustments are completed. The report summarizes findings in each area of the Act (job training, program requirements, youth services, dislocated workers, job development, employment service, and national activities). (KC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; Job Training Partnership Act 1982