ERIC Number: ED206865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Assessments of Job Corps Performance and Impacts. Volume II. Program Evaluations. Youth Knowledge Development Report 3.3.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
This publication is a product of the knowledge development effort implemented under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977. It is the second volume of an assessment of the Job Corps, which found that, overall, the Job Corps experience of training young men and women for employment has been beneficial to society, although there is room for program improvements. This volume of the assessment focuses on the vocational training offered by the Job Corps. The study used the Job Corps' FY 1977 data base to examine the relationship of vocational offerings at different centers to the subsequent labor market experience of male and female trainees. Some of the findings of the study include (1) only one in seven corpsmembers who enter a vocational training cluster ends up completing and being placed in a job in the same cluster; those who do have the highest wages; (2) the overall job placement rate for male program completers (67.5 percent) was much higher than that for female completers (55.6 percent); (3) the average starting wage for males was higher than that for females; (4) for males, construction trades, clerical sales, and industrial production occupations provided the most success for completers, at least in the short run; (5) Civilian Conservation Centers had more success than contract centers with male completers; and (6) the four largest centers did relatively poorly in the rankings for male completers. The study has great implications for other types of training programs because of its large data base and the long duration of Job Corps programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Demonstration Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Females, Job Training, Males, Occupational Clusters, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Vocational Education, Wages, Youth Employment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act