ERIC Number: ED330380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-29
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the 1989-90 NETWORK Survey of Two-Year College Involvement in Employment, Training, and Literacy.
NETWORK: America's Two-Year Coll. Employment, Training, and Literacy Consortium, Cleveland, OH.
In 1989-90, a survey was conducted of two-year colleges nationwide to determine their level of involvement in the delivery of employment, training, and literacy services to public sector agencies and business and industry. The study focused particularly on those services funded under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act; and on services offered to improve the productivity of the local workforce. Usable responses were received from 384 of the 1,126 institutions surveyed. Study findings included the following: (1) 71.35% of the responding institutions operated local JTPA programs, and 29.17% operated state JTPA-sponsored programs; (2) 14.58% offered programs sponsored through JOBS on a state or local level; (3) 38.8% were involved in other sponsored employment, training, and literacy services; (4) more than 50% of the respondents offered occupational classroom training, basic education/remedial services, pre-employment skills training, direct placement services, and general educational development (GED) preparation; (5) in fiscal year 1989, respondents received between $47,425,00 and $114,999,721 in JTPA funding, representing an average cost of between $401.53 and $973.67 per participant; (6) 54.43% provided customized training services, 37.76% delivered workplace literacy services, 14.58% provided outplacement services; and 17.45% delivered other services to business and industry; (7) 36.2% of the respondents received less than $50,000 in private sector contracts for fiscal year 1989, 19.01% received between $50,001 and $150,000, 14.32% received between $150,001 and $500,000, and 11.2% received between $500,001 and $1,000,000; and (8) 92.97% of the respondents were interested in becoming more actively involved in public sector sponsored employment and training programs. The survey instrument and a list of survey respondents by state are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Contract Training, Delivery Systems, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Literacy Education, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Remedial Instruction, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: NETWORK: America's Two-Year Coll. Employment, Training, and Literacy Consortium, Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982