ERIC Number: ED308409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Enterprise Zones and JTPA: A Working Group Discussion.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
An Enterprise Zone Working Group brought together enterprise zone directors, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program administrators, and private industry council representatives from the state and local levels. It discussed ways in which employment and training programs could better coordinate with development activities in enterprise zones. Some participants felt that leadership from the state and good working relations between the state and local programs were critical to the success of local zone programs. Many said that having one office as the central coordinator of all zone activities was an important factor in linking programs. Marketing was felt to be one of the most important functions for both enterprise zone and training programs and one of the key functions that should be coordinated. Important incentives to coordination that were cited included state and local incentives designed to attract businesses to the enterprise zones and strong political leadership at the state and local levels. Disincentives to coordination in enterprise zones included the separate development of economic development and employment and training agencies and the threat that employers see in "first source agreements." (The Working Group offered suggestions for the facilitation of coordination.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Development, Job Training
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982