ERIC Number: ED371081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
America's Newcomers: Employment and Training Programs for Immigrants and Refugees. Issue Paper No. 3. Immigrant Policy Project.
Realities of a multilingual, multiethnic workforce and the services available in the current employment and training system are discussed in this report, which outlines the main Federal programs that provide employment and training for the foreign-born. Also highlighted are issues raised by participants in the Immigrant Policy Project's regional meetings in 1992-93. The main Federal programs that provide employment and training services are the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) for disadvantaged adults and youth and the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program. Participation by immigrants is hard to track, because these programs track participants by ethnicity. Two programs within the Department of Health and Human Services, the State Legalization Impact Assistance Grants and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, also provide employment, job training, and educational services for immigrants and aliens legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. These and other programs reflect the projection that immigrants will become a significant proportion of the nation's workforce. Programs that have been successful should become the basis for additional efforts to meet the needs of the growing immigrant population. (Contains 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986; Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program; Job Training Partnership Act 1982