ERIC Number: ED263362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Exemplary Youth Employment Programs Survey Report.
Geldof, Dick J.; And Others
Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) and Private Industry Councils (PICs) were surveyed concerning their implementation of Exemplary Youth Employment Programs described in Section 205 of the Job Training Partnership Act. Surveys were mailed to over 500 agencies. Of the 219 responding agencies, 77 percent were operating at least one Exemplary Youth Employment Program and 37 percent of those not running such programs planned to do so. Of the respondents: 70 percent operated Pre-employment Skills Training (PST) programs; 27 percent operated Education for Employment (EE) programs; 26 percent operated School-to-Work Transition (SWT) programs; and 83 percent operated Entry Employment Experience (EEE) programs. High percentages felt their programs strongly resembled youth programs run under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act--42 percent of PST, 53 percent of EE, 38 percent of SWT, and 44 percent of EEE. The numbers of clients served had increased for all programs. PIC-approved youth employment competencies were used among 81 percent of responding PST programs, 70 percent of EE, 61 percent of SWT, and 65 percent of EEE. Recommendations were for (1) policymakers to focus on skill development, not just placement; (2) legislation to provide support (technical assistance and training) for mandated program designs; and (3) examination of incentives to encourage model use. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Private Industry Councils, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982