ERIC Number: ED204044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
CETA: Services to Hispanics and Women. Summary Report.
Estrada, Carmen; And Others
Thirty Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs, selected because of high Hispanic population or because community groups had reported inequitable services, were reviewed to determine whether women and Hispanics received equitable services. Data indicate that many programs failed to: meet their participation and employment placement goals for Hispanics and women, and ensure adequate representation of Hispanics and women on Employment and Training Advisory Councils. Programs also (1) utilized inadequate data bases to determine target groups and fund distribution; (2) showed inconsistency in insuring employment training to needy persons; (3) showed inconsistency in determining CETA service levels to eligible populations, resulting in decreased services to Hispanics and women; (4) failed to develop non-tradional training programs for women, placing women in lower paying, traditionally female occupations; (5) underserved women and Hispanics in CETA Training and Public Service Employment Programs; (6) overserved veterans in CETA programs; (7) underserved persons of Limited English Speaking Ability; and (8) showed political and economic biases in determining program focus, which caused disadvantages to Hispanics and women. Recommendations were made concerning data bases, target groups and significant segments, non-traditional training, services to veterans, and economic/political factors. The 30 programs were ranked by unmet planned goals. (CM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act