ERIC Number: ED330853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Two Years of Coordination: JTPA Programs, Secondary Vocational Education, Technical Education.
South Carolina State Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbia.
This report presents results from an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of South Carolina vocational education program delivery systems under the Carl D. Perkins Act and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Data from nine Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) for Program Years 1988 and 1989 show allocations, expenditures, program performance, and achievement of performance standards. SDAs' responses are provided to survey questions regarding performance standards, services, and coordination. Responses from 41 of 113 surveys mailed to School District Vocational Coordinators and Vocational Center Directors and 12 of 16 surveys mailed to technical college JTPA coordinators relate to perceptions of JTPA and coordination with JTPA. Data from the JTPA State Administrative Unit includes funding distribution and responses regarding coordination with other groups; service to populations with serious barriers to employment; and performance standards. Findings include the following: (1) the perception is that smaller organizations are not as competitive in the grant process; (2) coordination is progressing; (3) SDAs desire to be more involved in planning and policy-making; (4) secondary education lacks fundamental knowledge about JTPA; and (5) performance standards are viewed favorably. Recommendations include orientation regarding JTPA; identification of ways to assess and document participants' skill levels; and better categorization of participant data. A list of state council members and a glossary are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbia.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; South Carolina