ERIC Number: ED365816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Job Training Coordinating Councils. Final Report. Research Report Series.
Dement, Edward F.
A nationwide study examined the roles, responsibilities, and major accomplishments of the State Job Training Coordinating Councils (SJTCCs) under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The 50-state assessment also documented the nature and extent of council involvement with governors, legislatures, and JTPA's local Private Industry Councils (PICs) and Service Delivery Areas (SDAs). Two-thirds of the governors continued to take an active interest in SJTCC affairs. Increasing legislative involvement with JTPA in general was indicated, but its nature and emphasis fit no consistent pattern nationally. Relations with local PICs and SDAs appeared to be consistently good. SJTCCs tended to involve themselves most heavily in JTPA-specific operational issues, while demonstrating considerably less involvement with longer-term planning and policy issues. Coordination activities and planning and allocation of state discretionary funds headed the list of current SJTCC priorities. Each state council was actively involved in some aspect of JTPA planning, coordination, or oversight. A pervasive problem was absence of mechanisms for exchanging information or comparing "best practices" among the states. The majority of SJTCCs were involved in activities that enhanced JTPA coordination with employment security agencies and public assistance programs. Councils in a half dozen states had, at their governors' urging, embarked on major new employment and training policy development initiatives. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators, Decision Making, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Job Training, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Public Agencies, Public Policy, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; State Job Training Coordinating Councils