ERIC Number: ED339836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Job Training, Literacy Education, Program Implementation, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.