ERIC Number: ED069849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Evaluation of the MDTA Institutional Individual Referral Program. Final Report.
Olympus Research Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.
The major purposes of this evaluation were to: (1) assess the effectiveness of the Individual Referral (IR) program in providing training in broadening occupational choices and in making institutional training available to enrollees in areas where class-size projects are not feasible; (2) develop comparable data on such items as trainee characteristics, staff qualifications, program costs, and performance information to make valid comparisons with data from other sources; (3) determine the availability and effectiveness of counseling and other supportive services; and (4) identify exemplary programs and practices suitable for replication. To fulfill these purposes, interviews were conducted with appropriate officials of the Departments of Labor and of Health, Education and Welfare and with appropriate state officials. In addition a review was made of records relating to IR programs in 12 states and on-site visits to 92 IR institutions. Some general conclusions were: (1) the IR program provides a wider range of occupational offerings (mainly for men) and a longer training period, at a lower cost to the federal government, than any other form of training; and (2) the approach to training is traditional "locked-step" rather than individualized and lacking in innovative features. (SB)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Olympus Research Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act