ERIC Number: ED232040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Linking School and Work for Disadvantaged Youths. The YIEPP Demonstration: Final Implementation Report.
Diaz, William A.; And Others
The Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Projects (YIEPP) demonstration was a large-scale test of a school-conditioning guaranteed jobs program for teenagers from low-income families. Unlike previous youth employment programs, the YIEPP linked school and work by offering jobs to all youth who met the eligibility criteria and who also agreed to remain in, or return to, school. During the 30-month demonstration, over 76,000 youth were employed by YIEPP work sponsors at 17 project sites across the country, operated by competitively selected Comprehensive Employment and Training Act prime sponsors. At the project's conclusion, a feasibility analysis was conducted to examine the ways in which YIEPP sponsors developed sufficient numbers of jobs for the target population and the degree to which the program's basic eligibility requirements and its school performance and attendance standards were enforced. The demonstration indicated that selected prime sponsors could feasibly enroll large numbers of economically disadvantaged youth in a guaranteed jobs program and provide them with adequate or better work experience despite fairly demanding program constraints of time and scale. What proved to be less feasible was the enforcement of some of the eligibility and school performance standards. (Appended to this report are site profiles, supplemental tables and charts, and a methodology for length of stay and termination analysis.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Eligibility, Employment Programs, Feasibility Studies, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Linking Agents, National Programs, Outreach Programs, Pilot Projects, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Standards, Unemployment, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act