ERIC Number: ED192008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Public Service Employment: Training and Transition Project. Final Report.
Allen, Robert W.; Foster, Robert R.
A project reviewed and assessed the scope and availability of Public Service Employment (PSE) participant training. It explored alternatives on how training resources can be utilized and best administered to maximize participant transition to unsubsidized employment. Project phases were program administrator interviews, employing agency and participant surveys, and assessment workshops. It was found that traditional resources (community college, vocational-technical schools, and continuing education programs) are valuable but not sufficient to meet training demands. Special structured training and apprenticeship programs should be developed. PSE participants need skill development training directly related to a realistic transition plan or career goal. All key people should be involved in developing an Employability Development Plan comprised of a strong skill and career assessment program leading to a training plan. The role of employing agencies in training should be expanded. The Average Annual Wage Restriction has redirected PSE as a training program serving the most needy. PSE training and work experience should be coordinated with private sector labor market needs. Difficulties exist in rural areas and in prime sponsor adjustment to regulation changes. Recommendations to policy makers were also formulated. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include interview and survey results and workshop discussion summary.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Planning, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Employers, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Evaluation, Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Public Service Occupations, Skill Development, Surveys, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Employment Dept., Olympia. Employment and Training Div.
Authoring Institution: Producivity Assoc., Vashon, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act