ERIC Number: ED255690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The PIC Youth Primer: Improving JTPA Programs for Youth.
Snedeker, Bonnie; And Others
This guide for Private Industry Council (PIC) officers, members, and staff is written to assist in planning and overseeing effective programs for youth at risk in the local labor market using resources allocated under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Section I takes a broad view of the problem of building effective employability development systems. It examines the process of employability development and identifies youth target groups most at risk in failing to make a successful transition to the adult work force. It also considers the program factors that experience has shown to be most critical in achieving positive results for at-risk youth. Section I concludes with a discussion of the potential for tailoring program strategies for youth target groups under JTPA. Section II focuses on what the PIC can do to upgrade the quality of JTPA youth programming. It describes key functions of the PIC and incorporates suggestions for improvement in each of the following areas: building a knowledge base, defining goals and strategic priorities, coordinating resources, setting target group enrollment objectives, setting cost-outcome objectives, establishing competency standards, selecting service deliverers, contracting for results, and overseeing and evaluating youth programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, High Risk Persons, Out of School Youth, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
National Alliance of Business, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982