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ERIC Number: ED154155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Employers' Responses to Vouchered On-the-Job Training in the Portland WIN Program.
Weidman, John C.
Portland, Oregon, employers approached by Work Incentive Program (WIN) clients were surveyed to determine their reactions to various components of the voucher on-the-job training (OJT) program, to identify the types of employing organizations that were likely to be receptive to vouchered OJT, to assess the actual functioning of the voucher system with respect to client/employer negotiation, and to describe some of the general orientations of employers toward WIN voucher recipients. Data collected during interviews of sixty-five employers indicated that the respondents were moderately supportive of the WIN voucher OJT program carried out in Portland. These employers seemed willing to accept the legitimacy of the vouchering concept and to believe that WIN clients were capable of making informed occupation and employment setting choices. With regard to client autonomy, employers seemed to prefer some sort of WIN screening in advance of their contact with the voucher OJT clients. There were few significant differences in the orientations of those respondents who hired voucher OJT clients and those who did not hire. Where differences did occur, they seemed to be a function of the organizational characteristics of the employer's firm. The largest firms were the least receptive to hiring voucher OJT clients while the smallest firms were the most receptive. (EM)
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); United States