ERIC Number: ED244088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of the Relative Effectiveness of Job Corps Current Training Occupations. Job Corps Vocational Offerings Review. Documentation Report No. 5.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.
As part of a multiphased evaluation of vocational training provided by the Job Corps in fiscal year 1982, an assessment was made of the relative effectiveness of current Job Corps training operations. To arrive at an estimate of overall effectiveness, the researchers weighed the following factors: job-placement percentage, average wage of job, cost per training year, cost per job placement, absolute growth of new job openings from 1980 to 1990, and percentage of occupational growth for the same decade. Receiving the highest ratings were the following training areas: electronics technician, heavy equipment repairer, deckhand, clerk typist, machine operator, solar installer, auto body repairer, railway clerk, and kitchen helper. The following training programs were rated among the least effective: stenographer, nursery school teacher, duplicating machine operator, medical lab technician, and mail clerk. (Included in this report and its appendix are a series of tables detailing the relative effectiveness of Job Corps training provided for 108 occupations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Demand Occupations, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Expenditure per Student, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Needs, National Programs, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.