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ERIC Number: ED343003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Basic Skills Research: Implications for JTPA.
Cheverton, Sarah
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Congress have improved the quality, effectiveness, and integrity of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). A basic skills improvement program funded by the DOL was implemented in two Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, worksites. Several implications for managing the changes within JTPA related specifically to basic skills and program content. Four findings emerged from the project: (1) training curriculum designed around the context of the employee's job reinforced the transfer of learned skills to the job (functional context learning); (2) essential skills in both worksites included reading, writing, math, communication, and problem solving; (3) the American Society for Training and Development's "Workplace Basics" became a comprehensive employee development system including training and nontraining solutions--successful skills development required that organizational materials, job training, policies/procedures, and workflow information be developed; and (4) the relationship between needs, performance, skills, and results is not clearly understood in the workplace--attempts to provide evidence of how training influences an organization require accurate assessment and understanding of the relationship. JTPA must ensure that its structure, attitude, and policies enhance the long-term employability of its clients. (15 references) (NLA)
Education and Training Corporation, 103 East Beverley Street, P.O. Box 1388, Staunton, VA 24401 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education and Training Corp., Staunton, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982