ERIC Number: ED360540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of the Coordination of Utah's Employment and Training Programs. Report to Utah State Legislature. Report Number 92-10.
Utah State Office of the Legislative Auditor General, Salt Lake City.
A strategic planning process for work force development has been proposed as the best way to improve the coordination of Utah's many employment and training programs. At both the state and federal level, it is widely recognized that employment and training issues have not been addressed in a very coherent way. Both the federal and state governments have created one employment and training program after another without adequately addressing how they should relate to similar existing programs. Although the Job Training Coordinating Council (JTCC) has put forth a great effort to identify and resolve problems associated with a fragmented and duplicative work force development system, their solutions are aimed more at the symptoms than at the cause of the problem. More attention needs to be given to resolving the natural conflicts between agencies that have resulted in "turfism" and have made it difficult for agencies to agree on the role and authority of the JTCC and local Private Industry Councils. If the legislature and governor want an integrated, coherent, and coordinated approach to providing employment and training services, they should sponsor a strategic planning process that clarifies the state's overall goals and objectives for work force development and resolves issues regarding the role of each agency and who should be given the authority to see that the state's goals are achieved. (Appendixes include program descriptions, maps of service delivery offices, and agency response.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of the Legislative Auditor General, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah