ERIC Number: ED173597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Involving Schools in Employment and Training Programs for Youth.
Colmen, Joseph; Wurzburg, Gregory
A study was conducted to review the progress that local CETA sponsors and LEAs have made towards collaboration. An analysis was made of early prime sponsors and LEA experience under YEDPA based upon the first three parts of a four-part evaluation conducted by the National Council on Employment Policy of YEDPA implementation in 37 CETA prime sponsorships. The implementation study included extensive discussion about CETA-LEA agreements, the mechanics of local change and the difficulties encountered along the road to collaboration. Data for analyzing channels of influence to local schools other than CETA prime sponsors were obtained from a number of interviews, meetings and "mini-case studies" in Baltimore, Maryland, and Springfield and Columbus, Ohio, conducted in the summer and fall of 1978. Interviews were held with representatives of those national educational organizations or institutions which previously had taken action to stimulate or reinforce linkages between the education community and the employment/training community, or were in a position to influence the education community to do so. It was concluded that (1) it will take time and follow-up policies for interest in YEDPA to build; and that (2) this must begin at the local level. (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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