ERIC Number: ED306447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Work Maturity Programming for Youth under JTPA.
Spill, Rick; Tracy, Marianne
Competency-based programming for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants is a powerful tool that can be used by Private Industry Councils (PICs) to train youth in, among other things, the work maturity skills vital to finding and keeping employment. Work maturity skills are involved in the following behaviors: being on time for work, working industriously while on the job, getting along with others, dressing appropriately, following directions, completing the tasks assigned, and assuming responsibility. About 450 Service Delivery Areas across the United States have developed competency-based programs to teach work maturity or other competencies. Each local system is made up of the following key components: (1) PIC-recognized competency statements; (2) instruments to assess participant need; (3) employability plans; (4) classroom and on-site training; (5) evaluations of participant achievement; (6) certificates of achievement; and (7) documentation of participant activities. Following the narrative overview of the issues involved in developing such programs, the major portion of this report for job training professionals consists of seven descriptions of model programs. The descriptions take the form of National Alliance of Business Bulletins. The following sections follow the bulletins: a selected bibliography, a youth employment competency resource list, and a transcript of U.S. Department of Labor regulations that affect work maturity competencies. (CML)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Maturity Tests, Postsecondary Education, Prevocational Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Maturity, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
National Alliance of Business, Inc., 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982