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ERIC Number: ED142796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Job Corps. In Brief. FY-76.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The Job Corps is described as a training program for impoverished and unemployed young people between the ages of 16 and 21 which will help them become responsible adults, prepare to get and hold productive jobs, return to school or further training, or satisfy Armed Forces' entrance requirements. (Currently (1976), Job Corps provides training for 20,700 youth in 60 centers located in 31 States and Puerto Rico.) The following topics provide description and statistics on various aspects of the program: Facilities and training space, recent trends, education, vocational skills training, work experience, counseling, health services, union participation, residential living, maximum benefits system, health services, characteristics of new enrollees, program outcomes and performance, cost performance, cost benefits, and program effectiveness. Tables present information concerning the following areas: Training space distribution (by region and by type of center), fiscal year (FY) 1976 union programs, Job Corps placement (FY 1973-FY 1976), Job Corps centers by region, location of Job Corps centers, and Job Corps by fiscal year (FY 1966-FY 1976). (TA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Counseling, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Job Placement, Job Training, National Programs, Participant Characteristics, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Regional Programs, Residential Programs, School Business Relationship, Unemployment, Unions, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Work Study Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.