ERIC Number: ED255689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening with JTPA? A Complete Analysis of NAB's 1984 Survey Data. Job Training Partnership Act Research Findings.
Shortly after the local jurisdictions responsible for administering the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) completed their transition year and entered into their first full year of operation, the National Alliance of Business undertook two major data collection projects. The 593 service delivery areas (SDAs) and a sample of private industry council (PIC) chairpersons were surveyed. Representative findings were that administrative structures and geographic configurations were stable and SDAs relied on other agencies and institutions to provide outreach, intake, and training. A growing number of SDAs sought and received non-federal funding. JTPA Title IIA served approximately 600,000 individuals. On average, 667 participants terminated from the typical SDA; 416 found jobs. Five of the seven performance standards were met by at least 80 percent of the SDAs. SDAs offered a well-balanced array of training activities. Classroom training was the largest category of training expenditure. Both PIC chairs and SDA staff were consistent in their positive assessment of the PIC's role and impact. Business involvement appeared to have increased. About half of the SDA administrators were dissatisfied with state JTPA administration; however, two-thirds of those dissatisfied were concentrated in 12 states. States had designed a variety of individual reporting systems. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Data Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Evaluation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Job Training, Standards, Surveys, Unemployment, Youth Programs
National Alliance of Business, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($7.50; quantity price $6.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Corporate Support; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Private Industry Councils; Service Delivery Areas