ERIC Number: ED105144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Feasibility of Vouchered Training in WIN: Report on the First Phase of a Study. Paper No. 538.
Richardson, Ann; Sharp, Laure M.
The preliminary study explores the feasibility of a voucher system for purchase of skill training by participants in the Work Incentive Program (WIN) and describes the Portland, Oregon voucher system. Time limits on vouchers, voucherable occupations, dollar limits on vouchers, eligibility of clients, eligibility of vendors, timing and financial assistance for voucher decisions, and client and counselor role content are discussed. Data on personal characteristics of 167 voucher clients (about one-third of those enrolled in the 1974 local WIN program) are compared to data on 161 clients who had taken regular WIN training in Portland in 1973. This section contains tables and discussion comparing the two groups with reference to occupations and the schools, the training occupations, the training institutions, length and costs of training, and counselor experience with the voucher programs. Conclusions deal with attractiveness of the program, clients' decisions and levels of occupational choice, preference of training schools, use of allowable time and money, and cost comparison. Conclusions point generally to administrative feasibility, and plans are outlined briefly for followup studies. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.