ERIC Number: ED230692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Involvement: A Study of Public and Private Sector Linkages to Youth Programs. Occasional Paper #2.
Johnson, Steven D.
The data presented in this report provide insight into employer involvement at 29 Exemplary In-School Demonstration Projects. Twenty of these programs actively sought work experiences for their youth participants, and an additional six programs contained work experience components that did not necessitate employer identification/participation. The data were collected by field observers of the Youthwork National Policy Study through informal interviews with program directors and job developers during January and February 1980. Contained within this report are findings and recommendations relevant to five topics: (1) how program personnel initiated contact with employers, (2) incentives/disincentives to employer participation, (3) how employers were involved in the programs, (4) distinctions between public and private sector employment, and (5) what program personnel would do differently if starting their programs over. The findings presented in this report reflect one step in the process of better understanding the role employers play in federally sponsored youth programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Development, Job Skills, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Participation, Policy Formation, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; Youthwork, Inc., Washington, DC.