ERIC Number: ED237727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-25
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Job Training Partnership Act for Veterans. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
This document is a transcript of a Congressional hearing conducted for the purpose of discussing the workings of the new federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) as it applies to veterans. Witnesses included various officials of veterans groups, especially Vietnam veterans from Massachusetts, state officials of Massachusetts, a representative of the Veterans Employment and Training Service of the U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Representative Barney Frank who conducted the hearing. During the hearing, witnesses emphasized that the JTPA, as now written, allots only about $2.8 million for veterans' job training, amounting to only about ten dollars per Vietnam veteran. The money allotted for veterans' training in Massachusetts amounts to only about $218,000. The witnesses stated that a much greater level of funding is needed if the JTPA is to make an impact on veterans' unemployment. The witnesses also stressed the need for representation of Vietnam veterans on the Private Industry Councils (PICs) that are responsible for overseeing the JPTA programs in each state. They said the councils should have a veteran membership about equal to the percent of veterans in the population. Another topic discussed by witnesses included the necessity of extending the length of time for Vietnam veterans to use their educational benefits. Prepared statements by some of the witnesses are also included in the document. (KC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982