ERIC Number: ED308290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Services to Hispanics in JTPA: Implications for the System.
Romero, Carol Jusenius
This report examines why there are fewer Hispanics in training programs funded under Title IIA of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) than would be expected based on their share of the population that meets the eligibility criteria. Section II explains how the law's criteria for determining eligibility for JTPA unintentionally make many economically disadvantaged Hispanics ineligible for Title IIA programs. The remaining sections further explore why Hispanics eligible for Title IIA training are underrepresented and section III describes briefly which groups of Hispanics are underrepresented. Section IV discusses data problems, which account, however, for only a small part of the finding of Hispanics' underrepresentation. Section V examines three reasons for the underrepresentation: the formula for allocating Title IIA funds to service delivery areas (SDAs), local policies and practices, and the method the Department of Labor permits SDAs to use for adjusting national performance standards to meet their individual circumstances. Conclusions are given in Section VI. Appendixes include charts illustrating the percent of population eligible for JTPA and percent of participants by selected characteristics and race/ethnicity; data on JTPA participation and eligibility; JTPA annual status report form; and JTPA performance standards worksheets for entered employment rate and cost per entered employment. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982