ERIC Number: ED360514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Net Impact Analysis of Adult, Job-Specific Training Programs Funded by the Ohio Department of Education. Upjohn Institute Technical Report No. 93-003.
Hollenbeck, Kevin; Anderson, William
The economic outcomes of the Ohio Department of Education's (ODOE's) full-time, job-specific adult vocational education classes were assessed. The primary intent was to document strengths and weaknesses of the three types of institutions that offer this type of training below the baccalaureate level (ODOE-funded adult programs, community/technical colleges, and proprietary institutions) and to identify areas of overlap and duplication or areas of unmet needs. Seven study sites were selected, and interviews were conducted with the following: high school vocational counselors, Job Training Partnership Act/Private Industry Council administrators, employers, provider training directors, instructors, and training participants. Almost twice as many women participated in adult, job-specific training as men. About 80 percent were high school graduates, and about three-quarters of those without high school diplomas had earned a General Educational Development certificate. Substantial benefits accrued to employers who hired program participants in the form of reduced training times for individuals who became employed in jobs related to their training. A comparison of participants' labor market outcomes to those for a comparable group suggested that the ODOE-funded adult, job-specific training programs resulted in higher labor force participation for men and higher wages for women. (Appendixes include sample interview forms and survey questionnaires.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Associate Degrees, Educational Benefits, Educational Certificates, Educational Finance, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Rewards, State Aid, State Programs, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio