ERIC Number: ED307403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
State-Financed, Workplace-Based Retraining Programs. A Joint Study. Research Report #89-01.
Creticos, Peter A.; Sheets, Robert G.
A project will develop and test a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system tailored especially to the objectives and administrative requirements of state-financed, workplace-based employee training programs. That system will have the following three components: (1) a process monitoring system that shows whether the programs are following administrative guidelines for targeting and substitution; (2) a performance assessment system that measures direct program outcomes and shows whether the programs are reducing unemployment and increasing job retention; and (3) an impact evaluation system for measuring directly the net impact of the programs on job retention and unemployment. The training programs evaluated by this system will be considered successful in reducing unemployment and retaining jobs when they result in the following performance indicators: improved worker competencies; improved work unit performance; improved competitive standing of the company; and stable or improved wages and earnings of trainees. The test of the system will focus on assessment of the appropriateness and feasibility of those four performance indicators as measured by the system in 24 case studies of training programs in California, Illinois, and at least one more state. A final report is expected. (30 references.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.; National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois