ERIC Number: ED328754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions which Affect Coordination between JTPA and Vocational Education. Report 17.
Beckwith, Robert; And Others
A study ascertained the perceptions that affect coordination between Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and vocational education. Questionnaires were completed by 184 individuals representing JTPA staff from service delivery areas (SDAs), vocational education staff from regional delivery systems (RDSs), community college staff, and state agency staff. Respondents indicated that incentives for coordination were not strong; RDSs and SDAs needed technical assistance to make quarterly meetings effective; and on-the-job training combined with classroom training was preferred. JTPA and vocational education were recommended to give special attention to the identification of goals as they relate to economic and individual development; responsibilities for improvement of basic, occupational, and work maturity and employability skills; and improved coordination of activities to ensure access, equity, and efficiency of services for clients. (Following the five-page report is an appendix of questionnaire results. Under each of the 14 questions are listed the comments of these respondents: (1) those who work with JTPA programs in a SDA; (2) those who work with vocational education programs in an RDS; (3) those who work with community college programs; and (4) all others. Respondents' comments and suggestions are arranged in two columns to contrast the views about programs conducted under the Carl Perkins Act and under JTPA.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agency Cooperation, Attitude Measures, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Organizational Communication, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, State Agencies, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Job Training Partnership Act 1982