ERIC Number: ED347275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
School-to-Work Transition: An Evaluation Report on 1990 Youth Employment and Training Programs.
Minnesota State Dept. of Jobs and Training, St. Paul.
Funded by the federal government under Title II-B of the Job Training Partnership Act, Minnesota's 1990 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP) served 6,138 young people. The state Minnesota Youth Program (MYP) was authorized by the Youth Employment Act of 1977 and delivered in conjunction with the federally funded SYETP. Surveys were conducted in four Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) during fall 1990. The surveys evaluated the remedial education component of the program by interviewing instructors and youth participants. In general, the summer remedial programs were designed to combine basic skills and job skills instruction for high-risk and economically disadvantaged students and potential dropouts. They focused on teaching self-worth and personal responsibility. Participants in all four programs were paid, some for work and some for both class time and work. Reactions to the programs were generally positive. Each of the programs is described and the one or two appendixes that follow these narratives may include achievement test scores, evaluation results, and course descriptions. Appendixes to the report, as a whole, amounting to approximately one-half of the document, include SYETP and MYP statewide summaries of participant characteristics; statistical profiles of the young people served by SYETP and MYP in the 17 SDA programs--total participants, age groups, race/ethnic groups, education group, at-risk group, program activity; SDA service delivery map; and SDA local information. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, High Schools, Job Skills, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, State Legislation, State Programs, Student Participation, Summer Programs, Work Experience, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Jobs and Training, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Minnesota; Summer Youth Employment Program