ERIC Number: ED352450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Job Retraining Program.
Wulf, Douglas; And Others
Iowa's Job Retraining Program was evaluated through a review of operations, surveys/interviews with community college staff, and survey responses from 43% of the business participants. Resulting recommendations were as follows: (1) retaining the program in the Department of Economic Development rather than transferring it to the state's 15 community colleges; (2) improving program planning by having the community colleges submit a list of "probable" applications for the first 6 months of the fiscal year and then another for the second 6 months; (3) eliminating the requirement that businesses meet only one of three criteria to be eligible for a grant or forgivable loan or at least providing a measurable way to judge an increase in the quality of positions; (4) encouraging smaller companies to participate by proposing alternative funding and reducing or eliminating the required one-to-one match; (5) asking the Department of Education to offer community colleges some incentives for providing Job Retraining Program instructors; and (6) using a single form on which businesses can provide available information for evaluation. (The document describes the program, its operation, and the comments of program staff; summarizes the survey and interviews with the staff of participating community colleges; and reports the results of the survey of business participants.) (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship, Inservice Education, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Reentry Workers, Retraining, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa