ERIC Number: ED118851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Veterans' Administration's On-Job Training Program (B-178741). A Report of the General Accounting Office Submitted to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate. 94th Congress, 1st Session. Senate Committee Print No. 14.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The document reports on a survey of the Veterans' Administration's (VA) on-job training programs under the current G.I. bill in order to determine whether full use was being made of the program as a source of veteran employment. The survey covered eight selected VA regional offices. Available information shows that since the program began in 1967 through June 1974, about 207,000 veterans have participated in the program and that as of November 30, 1974, about 26,500 approved employers were providing on-job training to about 58,200 veterans. The following were identified in the survey: (1) employers with approved programs, (2) approved employers with veterans in training, and (3) approved employers withoug veterans in training. About 58% of the approved employers did not have any veterans in training and an updated statistic (September 1974) revealed that 65% of the approved employers were inactive. Interviews with a sample of 271 employers revealed that one out of four employers needed on-job trainees and would accept qualified veterans if one had been refereed. A VA or Department of Labor program to conduct followup activities is necessary in order to determine the need for on-job trainees among approved employers and to relate this information to veterans. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.