ERIC Number: ED357233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Private Industry Councils: Examining Their Mission under the Job Training Partnership Act. Special Report Number 35.
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
A number of findings and recommendations regarding the mission of Private Industry Councils (PICs) under the Job Training Partnership ACT (JTPA) were developed based on information collected in several ways: a focus group of PICs, roundtable discussions held nationwide with staff from nearly 100 PICs in 45 states, and canvasses of more than 200 randomly selected PIC chairpersons and of more than 1,000 local Chambers of Commerce. Among the 19 recommendations that emerged from the study were the following: (1) PICs should focus more attention on training for jobs with well-defined career ladders and transferable skills; (2) PICs should increase awareness of their services to other businesses and encourage them to become involved; (3) the U.S. government should clarify the PIC regulations to simplify accounting procedures; (4) PIC staff and volunteers need more training and more up-to-date training materials; (5) PICs should try to obtain a mix of members from various industries; and (6) the Department of Labor should increase the visibility of PICs. (Appendixes, which make up half the report, include the data and discussions from the focus groups and interviews. Contains 45 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982