ERIC Number: ED328767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-up Study of the Delivery of Title III Services to Dislocated Workers in Ohio.
Hollenbeck, Kevin; Bennici, Frank
A study collected data about Title III of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) services to clients and factors that affected the outcomes from these services. A random sample of 1,347 individuals who had received services was surveyed via telephone. These individuals were dislocated workers who had terminated from a subgrantee's program during Program Year 1985. Site visits to 56 subgrantee organizations were undertaken. Findings showed that Ohio dislocated workers suffered considerable labor market distress even after training. About two of three dislocated workers were male; Blacks were disproportionately represented; median age was 39; and about two of three held jobs in the manufacturing sector prior to dislocation. Across subgrantee types, private business programs served an older clientele, and labor organizations served a younger group. Job search assistance was the most common service provided. Clients were highly satisfied with programs and services. Client satisfaction was similar across subgrantee types. About five of six workers obtained a job after Title III program termination. The wage rates of jobs held after program termination were generally quite low relative to prior wages. Among subgrantee types, labor organizations had the best outcomes. Recommendations to JTP-Ohio were made. (Survey instruments are appended. The document includes 28 tables and 9 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Dislocated Workers, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Followup Studies, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Unemployment, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Ohio
Note: For related documents, see ED 325 635-637.