ERIC Number: ED237675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Job Training Partnership Act: An Analysis.
Capitol Publications, Inc., Arlington, VA.
The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), a bill designed to replace the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), enlarges the role of state governments and private industry in federal job training programs, imposes sanctions based on performance standards, limits stipends and supportive services, creates a new program of retraining for displaced workers, and eliminates public service employment. Like CETA, the JTPA programs will be focused on the economically disadvantaged. The list of training programs provided for by the new legislation includes remedial education, job assistance and counseling, programs to develop work habits, classroom training, employment generation, and on-site or customized industrial training. The JTPA stipulates that consideration may be given to training for industries that have a high potential for sustained demand or growth. In addition, the new law requires efforts to develop programs to help participants enter new careers and programs to overcome sex stereotyping. Training programs cannot be funded unless they teach a level of skill that meets local private industry council requirements. Funding for local programs will be allocated to states through a formula based on the number of economically disadvantaged individuals in a state. Other features of the JTPA include required audits and provisions for paybacks of misspent or mismanaged funds. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Business, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Job Training, National Programs, Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Public Service Occupations, Retraining, School Business Relationship, School Districts, State Programs, Youth Programs
Capitol Publications, l300 North l7th St., Arlington, VA 22209 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Capitol Publications, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Job Training Partnership Act 1982