ERIC Number: ED159414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Job Opportunities for Youth: A Review of Prime Sponsor Experience in Implementing the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act.
This report of the National Council on Employment Policy to the Department of Labor identifies some major themes and analyzes the diverse experiences occurring in ten case studies. The case studies examine a total of thirty-seven prime sponsors (in twelve states) charged with improving job opportunities for youth. "Summary and Recommendations," the first of the report's three parts, draws some tentative conclusions about the effectiveness of prime sponsors and the Department of Labor in implementing the new youth programs and offers some guidance for forthcoming operations. Part 2, "The National Picture," presents the national backdrop to the prime sponsor experience. It analyzes national level conditions and national office policy's direct effects on prime sponsor plans and experiences. The third part, "Experiences at the Local Level," analyzes the case study patterns with reference to the objectives of the Department of Labor's Office of Youth Programs. In this major portion of the report, there are reviews of knowledge development, work experience quality under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act, youth participation, targeting, substitution, coordinating services for youth, involvement of community-based organizations, and changes in institutional relationships. (CSS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Career Exploration, Case Studies, Community Organizations, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Occupational Aspiration, Participation, Program Development, Public Agencies, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Work Experience, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act