ERIC Number: ED263287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Youth Education and Employment. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session. Serial No. 99-19.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This hearing concerned an amendment of the Job Training Partnership Act that would establish an education component in the summer youth employment programs funded under part B, Title II, of that Act. The first bill discussed (H.R. 1090) would convert the existing programs to ones that (1) provide basic academic and functional competencies for youth; (2) provide counseling on the connection between skills and job prospects; (3) involve those who are behind in school in combined work experience and remedial education activities; and (4) develop individual remedial strategies for each young person to pursue during the school year. The bill also details for what purposes and to whom funds should be allocated. The second bill presented (H.R. 1722) would authorize the appropriation of additional funds for a summer youth educational enhancement program by (1) reaffirming the congressional intention that summer youth employment and training programs include a remedial basic education component; and (2) providing additional incentives to encourage state and local authorities to prepare disadvantaged youth to enter the work force and achieve academically. Individuals presenting testimony at the hearing included government officials, researchers, representatives of public and private sector organizations that provide job training services to youth, and labor union officials. (CG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982