ERIC Number: ED337303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Employment Training Annual Report. 1989.
Center for Employment Training, San Jose, CA.
This document summarizes the 1989 performance of the Center for Employment Training (CET) a nonprofit corporation with training centers located throughout the West. The document consists of a variety of reports and "focus" pieces examining labor market changes and CET's adjustments in its operations. The executive director's report addresses the need and method for training the chronically unemployed who are unprepared for employment. The Board of Directors report suggests that the future CET operation should shift to training for services or the high tech labor market, rather than manufacturing industries. CET's Industrial Advisory Board reviews curricula, course materials, and training equipment, and recommends improvements for industrial relevance. A performance report indicates that 2,187 students were placed in jobs, that their average incomes after training were more than doubled, and that the majority of clients were Hispanic and persons with limited English. A financial report contains data showing that over 60 percent of CET's $20 million income came from its job training program. Among highlights cited in a review of the year were that CET opened three new training centers, offered college credit, and renovated facilities. The Rockefeller Foundation identified CET as the most effective training program for minority female single parents. A description of CET's training design explains CET's focus on task-oriented vocational training while relating basic skills remediation and English language instruction to the vocational skill. Training also addresses the trend away from manufacturing and toward services and high-tech industries. "Focus" pieces make the case that changes in the labor market require a focus on adult training of poor minorities, which involves technical training, remediation of basic skills, and in many cases, English instruction. It is further pointed out that those most in need of training are Blacks, Hispanics, immigrants, dropouts, youth, and women, and that policy changes in the Job Training and Partnership Act must focus on these "hard to serve" individuals. (KS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Market, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Mothers, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Unemployment, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Employment Training, San Jose, CA.