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ERIC Number: ED339836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The JTPA Education-Coordination Set-Aside: States' Implementation of the Program. Research Report Number 91-03.
Ainsworth, Robert G.; And Others
In early 1991, a study of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) education-coordination set-aside program examined how the set-aside program was being implemented in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was undertaken as a result of questions raised in public policy debates concerning possible misuse of the program. The concern was that the set-aside was not being used in some states in a manner fully supportive of JTPA goals. Findings indicated that states had a variety of goals in providing activities and services under the 8 percent set-aside. In 39 states, the governor designated one educational agency or more to provide services with the funds. The most common programs provided were literacy, dropout prevention, occupational training, and school-to-work activities. All states used a portion of the 20 percent funds for administration of the 8 percent program. Forty-two states recommended retaining the education-coordination set-aside program. About half the states suggested that changes were needed. Empirical evidence from three states was compared to determine uses of the set-aside. The set-aside programs were found to serve proportionately more dropouts and more "least job ready" individuals than the Title II-A programs. Isolated cases of misuse of funds were found not to outweigh the positive and innovative programs resulting from the flexibility that states have. (Chapter-end appendixes provide additional data and information. Twelve references are provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.