ERIC Number: ED259206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Private Sector Involvement in Vocational Education. Overview. ERIC Digest No. 36.
Hassan, Salah Salem
The purpose of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) is to establish job training and employment assistance programs for economically disadvantaged youth and hard-to-hire, unskilled adults. Like the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), JTPA works through a locally based program delivery system. Unlike CETA, JTPA calls for equal responsibility between the private and public sectors for making fundamental decisions about local program operations. Under JTPA vocational education will have a vital role in training and retraining programs for the unemployed and economically disadvantaged. JTPA administration is the responsibility of each state's governor who divides the state into service delivery areas (SDAs). Each SDA appoints a Private Industry Council. Therefore, vocational education can be represented potentially on several levels and have a more active role in determining how training funds will be spent. Through its state advisory councils vocational education can work closely with other local public agencies in the new partnership with private business. Some cooperative arrangements between the public and private sectors have focused on meeting demands of the changing workplace. Steps needed to build successful partnerships include conducting needs assessments, identifying resources, choosing partners, and establishing working relationships. (YLB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982