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ERIC Number: ED244084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Offerings and Outcomes, FY 1982. Job Corps Vocational Education Offerings Review. Documentation Report No. 1.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.
A study examined Job Corps vocational education offerings and outcomes during fiscal year 1982. The focus of the study was on the amount, type, and quality of vocational training provided to disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 21 throughout the United States. Included in the study were Job Corps programs in the 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Of these, 10 were without a Job Corps center and another 17 had only one center. Job Corps training centers provided job training in 122 occupations to corpsmembers in fiscal year 1982. Based on data for over 32,000 corpsmembers who remained in the program for 90 days or longer, the program had a 53.6 percent job placement rate. In fiscal year 1982, vocational training was provided to Job Corpsmen by 75 regular contract centers, 30 Civilian Conservation Centers administered by the Department of Agriculture, and 10 national contractors. A series of Job Corps training guides was used to standardize vocational training provided throughout the country, and a competency-based curriculum was tested in 1982 as a possible vehicle for greater standardization of programs throughout the country. (Fifty-seven tables are included in this report and its appendix.) (MN)
Descriptors: Coordination, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Practices, Geographic Distribution, Job Training, Low Income Groups, National Programs, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Guam; Puerto Rico; United States; Virgin Islands