ERIC Number: ED263355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Accredited Training for Work.
Danzberger, Jacqueline P.; Blank, Martin J.
A credible system of assessment and formal documentation for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) clients' program experiences is needed to provide disadvantaged youth and adults with a method to present skills and abilities to employers. This system could certify skills and experience of dislocated workers to prospective new employers, assist employers in making hiring decisions, and help JTPA achieve credibility in the employer community. A documentation system should be portable, allow for different certification levels, serve information needs of educators for purposes of obtaining educational credit, incorporate basic education skills and pre-employment/work maturity competencies and occupational skill attainment, and be based on valid measures of on-the-job performance requirements. Several initiatives under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act have set the stage for what is now occurring. Three strategical approaches are suggested as starting points to move toward a certification/credential mechanism in the employment and training system: build on the work now occurring within the JTPA system, devise a multifaceted assessment system with related documentation of achievement, and/or develop an employability profile for employment and training system participants. The final section suggests actions state legislators might undertake for beginning to work on the three strategical approaches. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982