ERIC Number: ED364718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Fourth Biennial Evaluation (Program Years 1991 and 1992) of the Vocational Education System and the Coordination between JTPA and Vocational Education.
New Jersey State Council on Vocational Education, Trenton.
A biennial evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of New Jersey's vocational education delivery systems in meeting Perkins Act purposes and their coordination with the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) resulted in 19 recommendations. Respondents to a survey of country vocational districts, JTPA service delivery areas, and community colleges identified three barriers to educational coordination: access to training via public transportation, performance-based contracts, and class scheduling. Opinions of practitioners and consumers of vocational services regarding the delivery system that were presented at public meetings were incorporated into the evaluation. The State Council on Vocational Education made recommendations to restructure and revitalize occupational education. A task force also offered recommendations for preparing at-risk youth. Recommendations from this evaluation included the following: definition of occupational education, comprehensive career education, WorkLink, articulation, market-based outcome-oriented accountability system, integrated vocational and general education, Youth Apprenticeship option, linkage between secondary education and apprenticeship, new construct for cooperative education, competency-based education, vocational education certification, restructured career counseling, integrated career guidance, "best practices" identification, and linkages to business and labor. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Council on Vocational Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; New Jersey