ERIC Number: ED367909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-29
Reference Count: N/A
Job Training Partnership Act: Job Cost, Job Outcome. Hearing before the Employment, Housing, and Aviation Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
This document records the oral and written testimony of witnesses at a Congressional hearing held in April 1993 to assess the costs and outcomes of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Witnesses included officials from the U.S. Department of Labor, the General Accounting Office, consultants retained to evaluate the program, and several local Private Industry Councils (PICs). Testimony noted that approximately 36 million people face some type of employment barrier and are eligible to participate in JTPA programs, but fewer than 2.5 percent are actually being served, and only two-thirds of the participants are successfully completing their training and finding employment. According to a Labor Department official, JTPA programs have done a good job in training for occupational skills and job search methods, but have not provided very much help in improving reading and mathematics skills in persons with deficiencies in these areas and have done little in the areas of persons with disabilities. Only about half the program participants found jobs after completing their programs; of these, only half found them through program assistance. More than half the jobs paid less than $5 per hour. Many of the JTPA programs operate in isolation and they fail to serve the most economically disadvantaged persons. However, PIC officials also offered examples of programs that have been very successful. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Urban Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
Identifiers: Congress 103rd; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Private Industry Councils
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