ERIC Number: ED197193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-8
Reference Count: N/A
CETA Demonstrations Provides Lessons on Implementing Youth Programs. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Projects were designed to test whether guaranteed part-time jobs during the school year and full-time jobs in the summer would induce economically disadvantaged youths to remain in or return to school. The General Accounting Office (GAO) found that most worksites provided adequate experiences. Others, however, had problems in development of good work habits, in supervision, and in monitoring and counseling. Also, many sponsors experienced operational problems. The Department of Labor and its contractor had to intervene frequently in program operations. This raised questions of whether the demonstration was a fair test of the guaranteed job concept and whether sponsors are capable of implementing complex programs. GAO recommends that, if the Congress decides to expand the pilot projects or undertake a similar program, it do so gradually to allow sponsors time to develop the capacity to implement the program properly. (Author)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Programs, Government Role, Job Training, Part Time Employment, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Work Experience Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act