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ERIC Number: ED264424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Is the Job Training Partnership Act Training Displaced Homemakers? A Technical Report on Services to Displaced Homemakers under JTPA.
Spero, Abby
The Displaced Homemakers Network surveyed its 425 programs in the winter of 1985 to determine the extent and nature of services to displaced homemakers under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Also sought was information about the barriers to JTPA that kept program operators from bidding successfully for contracts. Finally, the survey collected information to find out if programs' level of involvement in their local JTPA scenes could be related to having a JTPA contract. Some of the key findings were the following: (1) 61 programs (about one-third of the approximately 40 percent that replied to the survey) had 80 JTPA contacts; (2) typical JTPA projects enroll 1 to 20 displaced homemakers; (3) a wide range of services were being provided by projects serving displaced homemakers, with the greatest concentration in pre-employment activities and vocational training; (4) more than half of the 80 contracts made provisions for supportive services, mainly child care and transportation costs; (5) much of the vocational training offered by JTPA projects was in one of three areas: clerical/office skills/work processing, health care, and nontraditional occupations; (6) programs most often used Title IIA funds; (7) the 10 percent window for serving persons who face barriers to employment was being used to enroll displaced homemakers; (8) the two reasons most frequently cited for not having a JTPA contract were that information was lacking and that homemakers were not a targeted population; and (9) knowledge of and involvement in the local JTPA scene was positively related to having a JTPA contact. (KC)
Displaced Homemakers Network, 1010 Vermont Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20005 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Displaced Homemakers Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982