ERIC Number: ED244143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Job Corps Vocational Offerings Review. Final Report.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.
The relative effectiveness of current Job Corps vocational offerings was evaluated, and occupations suitable for addition to the Job Corps vocational curricula were identified. Characteristics of Job Corps enrollees and the occupations in which training was provided were identified. To assess their comparative effectiveness, training occupations were rated on job placement percent, average wage at job entry, cost per training year, cost per job placement, and labor market prospects (absolute employment growth from 1980-1990, and percentage employment growth from 1980-1990). No clear pattern emerged about which types of training occupations were consistently more effective. National contractors had the highest job placement rates and the highest entry wages. Contract centers had the lowest cost per training year and cost per job placement. Civilian Conservation Centers ranked in the middle of the four variables. Occupations identified as suitable for consideration as new Job Corps training programs encompassed these job clusters: clerical and sales, electrical/appliance repair, industrial production, health occupations, and potential computer-related occupations. These recommendations were made: initiate procedures to implement review findings, develop and implement a system for biennial training program review, develop center contacts with local labor market sources, and conduct followup research studies. (Four data tables are included.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Costs, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Employment Opportunities, Expenditure per Student, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Job Corps.