ERIC Number: ED064504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May-31
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Evaluation of the Relevance and Quality of Preparation for Employment under the MDTA Institutional Training Program. Final Report.
Mentec Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) institutional training program in preparing trainees for employment, interviews were held with administrative personnel, employers, counselors, and trainees. The survey revealed that completion rates are generally low, due to excessive counselor case loads, and relevance to labor market requirements could be improved, although performance varies considerably between areas. The quality of training is high--the content of occupational skills training projects is relevant to job requirements, facilities are adequate, and instructors are providing a favorable learning environment. Basic education components are providing valuable instruction in fundamental skills. The study recommends that standards of systems effectiveness be adopted based on job placement as a percentage of enrollment. Predictive modeling methods for forecasting local labor market requirements and improved methods for assessing the potential of applicants are recommended. (Author/BH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mentec Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act