ERIC Number: ED318877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions Re: Adequacy and Effectiveness of the JTPA and V.E. Perkins Act Programs in Illinois. Report 23.
Black, Hartzel; And Others
A study was conducted in Illinois to determine the perceptions of "grassroots" personnel who have responsibility for administering programs authorized under both the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. Questionnaires were mailed to regional delivery system directors, community college deans, and service delivery area directors. Respondents were asked to address (1) the impact of program offerings on unemployment; (2) accessibility of programs to special populations; (3) relevance of training and retraining to labor market needs; (4) improvement and expansion of programs to meet the state's work force needs; and (5) promotion of economic growth. Results of the 84 responses indicated that people involved with JTPA and vocational education know much about the purposes of their own program and are vague about the other. Respondents representative of both programs felt that the Perkins Act was helpful in helping the states improve, expand, modernize, and develop vocational education programs. They indicated that services for special populations were in place. Educators were more supportive of conditions under the Perkins Act than were JTPA personnel. Respondents for all agencies felt that the Perkins Act is good and could be strengthened if coordination with JTPA was improved. Suggested changes in the two acts were centered on coordination, costs, set-asides, and eligibility. (KC)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Employment Programs, Exceptional Persons, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Job Training Partnership Act 1982