ERIC Number: ED328753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Adequacy and Effectiveness of JTPA. Report 16.
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Council on Vocational Education evaluated the adequacy and effectiveness of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in Illinois. Three categories of programs were offered: Title IIA Employment and Training Services to economically disadvantaged youth and adults and Older Individuals Programs; Title IIB Summer Youth programs; and Title III Dislocated Worker Programs. The operational structure included the federal and state governments, local service delivery areas, and dislocated worker centers. Programs were evaluated according to performance standards, performance indicators, enhancement indicators, and services provided. A survey regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of JTPA showed ratings ranging from 2.96 to 3.68 with 5 being the highest rating. Illinois used 94 percent of funds available for Title IIA and Title III programs and 90 percent of funds for Title IIB programs. Results of a review of participant characteristics and successes indicated that Illinois exceeded, met, or nearly met all established goals for populations to be served; exceeded substantially cumulative achievements related to performance standards and indicators; and tended not to meet enrollment goals of specific activities. Recommendations to improve adequacy and effectiveness were made. (7 references; 15 figures) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role, Job Training, Middle Aged Adults, Participant Characteristics, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Success, Youth, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982