ERIC Number: ED240188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Subsidized Work Experience in the Private Sector and Occupational Accessing: Strategies for Employing Disadvantaged Youth. Final Report.
Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Two approaches to private sector participation in employment and training programs for economically disadvantaged out-of-school youth (16-21 years old) are discussed in this report. The two approaches are: (1) subsidized work experience in the private sector, which tries to foster good work habits leading to employment; and (2) occupational accessing, which attempts to link youth with jobs in rapidly growing industries or established industries experiencing skills shortages. Part I deals with two model subsidized work experience programs: Project Opportunity (in rural Wisconsin) and Open Road/New Jobs (Los Angeles, California). Part II discusses two model occupational accessing programs: the Machine Trades Training Program for Youth (Cleveland, Ohio) and Career Pathways in Energy Conservation (Boston, Massachusetts). The report describes all four models in theory and practice; analyzes termination data, participant follow-up results, and program impact; discusses cost-effectiveness; and presents employer analyses. Appendixes contain supplementary tables, information on controlling for selection bias, and a comparison of cost analysis methods. (CMG)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, On the Job Training, Out of School Youth, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.