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ERIC Number: ED134638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Choices and Vocational School Selections: Experiences with the Portland WIN Voucher Training Program.
Dunning, Bruce B.
This is a study of a voucher program administered by the Portland Work Incentive Program (WIN). The voucher program was designed to give WIN participants: (1) the freedom to choose their own occupations and vocational training schools; and (2) the responsibility for arranging to enroll in those schools. The primary role of WIN staff members was to provide information and personal support when asked to to so. As of May 1974, institutional vocational training vouchers were available to all WIN participants. Each voucher was good for up to one year of training in any school in the Portland metropolitan area. There was no cost-of-training limit. Voucher recipients were interviewed, first, when they used their vouchers, and, second, when they completed or dropped out of training. This report discusses the first interview. One hundred and fifty-four voucher recipients were interviewed. Their responses were compared with those of 163 persons who had participated in WIN institutional training under conventional procedures. The study concludes that the vouchering of training in WIN was feasible in Portland. Vouchering resulted in more clients having more freedom to make their own decisions than had been the case in the regular program. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)