ERIC Number: ED346345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Private Sector Involvement in the Job Training Partnership Act.
The Massachusetts Council on Vocational Education surveyed private sector members of the 15 Regional Employment Boards (REBs) or Private Industry Councils regarding involvement in the Job Training Partnership Act. The survey targeted members of business and industry, but not labor representatives. The rate of return was 41 percent; findings were based on 89 completed questionnaires. The majority of REB members reported some significant involvement with all 15 listed activities, an indication of active and effective committee work. A high level of involvement reported for contact with the business community contrasted with low participation levels accorded coordination with schools, agencies, and vocational education committees, as well as the practical assistance of providing cooperative work sites. Across all respondents, the overall level of participation was ranked moderately high; respondents estimated the effectiveness of their participation as only slightly lower. A majority of REB members ranked only one barrier as an obstacle: insufficient time. REB members ranked 4 of 12 potential incentives to their involvement in the REB as high incentives; the other 8 were ranked as significant. A slight majority believed the overall impact of the private sector through REBs was satisfactory; almost one-third were dissatisfied with private sector impact. (Appendixes include recommendations and the instrument.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Corporate Support, Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Incentives, Job Training, Low Income, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Unemployment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982