ERIC Number: ED313578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Interorganizational Partnerships in Local Job Creation and Job Training Efforts: Six Case Studies. Final Report.
Yin, Robert K.; And Others
A study examined six cases where job training and economic development had been successfully linked through an interorganizational arrangement. Cases were nominated by U.S. Employment and Training Administration officials, job training and economic development experts, and published reports. The six organizations of primary focus were Pima County Community Services Department, Arizona; Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council, Inc., Maryland; Chester County Partnership for Economic Development, Pennsylvania; Northeast Florida Private Industry Council, Inc., Florida; Greater Grand Rapids Area Economic Team, Michigan; and Seattle-King County Economic Development Council, Washington. The cases covered sites with varied demographic and economic characteristics, but did not cover areas suffering from chronic economic problems or with a large proportion of minority people. Data were collected during two visits to each site in 1989. In each of the six cases, a single organization headed the interorganizational efforts, with the lead organization in three cases being a Job Training Partnership Act organization and, in the other three cases, an economic development agency. While all six arrangements had contractual agreements among participating organizations through which funds were paid for services to all six, informal networks were more important than the formal agreements. It was concluded that in these six cases, interorganizational arrangements produced close coordination of job training and economic development activities, and that these activities were plausibly linked with exemplary job training and job creation outcomes. (This document includes a list of 43 references and the six case studies.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Florida; Maryland; Michigan; Pennsylvania; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982