ERIC Number: ED356321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 1992).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Human Resources.
This document contains a record of the oral and written testimony of witnesses at a Chicago (Illinois) Congressional hearing on the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program. Witnesses at the hearing included officials from various Illinois programs funded by the JOBS program, government officials, and unemployed persons. They testified that the high state match of funds and services works against the successful implementation of the JOBS program and the requirements of the Family Support Act of 1988 are burdensome. Witnesses noted that in times of recession, the states simply do not have enough money to set up the matches for federal funds. Witnesses also stated that the JOBS program's requirement that participants engage in 20 hours per week of education is unrealistic because most literacy programs or postsecondary programs require less than 20 hours of classroom work but presume home study time. The 20-hour rule works against participants improving their skills. Proposed changes in the JOBS legislation to lessen the amount of state money required and to make program requirements more flexible are included in these proceedings. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Blacks, Disadvantaged, Early Parenthood, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Job Training, Literacy Education, Males, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Secondary Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Subcommittee on Human Resources.