ERIC Number: ED171936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Unemployment, 1978. Hearing before the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session, on Examination of the Problems Facing Youths in the Job Market (July 31, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Human Resources.
On July 31, 1978, the U.S. Senate Committee on Human Resources held a hearing in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on the problem of youth unemployment. In particular, the effectiveness of the CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) and YEDPA (Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act) programs concerned the Committee. Following an opening statement by Senator Harrison Williams, testimony and prepared statements were given by public officials of Perth Amboy and Middlesex County as well as by school officials, representatives of various community agencies, and CETA trainees. The majority of witnesses felt that CETA had achieved limited success in targeting services and jobs to those in need. The Puerto Rican Association of Human Development presented testimony and documentation on the failure of CETA to help Hispanics gain employment. It was recommended that CETA develop more sophisticated evaluation procedures, that local agencies have more input in funding distribution, bilingual programs be instituted, and CETA and the school districts increase their cooperative efforts. David H. Tyrrell of Middlesex County College testified on the relationship between CETA and colleges, stressing the need for ongoing commitment on the part of the government and the schools. He also emphasized the importance of bilingual education. (Also included are materials submitted by parties not present and an entry in the Congressional Record by Senator Williams summarizing the hearing.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Evaluation Methods, Failure, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Hearings, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Spanish Speaking, Success, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act