ERIC Number: ED331957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education and JTPA Delivery Systems Assisted under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act and Job Training Partnership Act.
Virginia State Council on Vocational Education, Richmond.
During the years 1988-1990, the Virginia vocational education delivery system directed its resources toward achieving the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. Significant progress was made in coordinating secondary and postsecondary programs, developing 2+2 check prep initiatives, integrating academic and vocational curricula, serving target populations, and improving program and service quality. When compared to national standards, the 14 Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) that comprise the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) delivery system reflected a high level of accomplishment. Services provided to JTPA participants included on-the-job training, customized skills training, work experience, basic education, job search assistance, employability development, and youth services. Coordination activities between vocational education and JTPA were undertaken in school divisions, community colleges, correctional institutions, and SDAs. The broadly based efforts emphasized coordination with education beyond the agreement in the vocational plan. The Virginia Council on Vocational Education held public meetings, made program visits, suggested activities for the state vocational education plan, solicited and disseminated descriptions of innovative programs, and made Business and Industry Partnership Awards and Advisory Council and Advisory Committee Awards. (A listing of SDAs and a cooperative agreement are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Advisory Committees, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Correctional Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council on Vocational Education, Richmond.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Virginia