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ERIC Number: ED368858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Women's Job Training Agenda.
Women Work! The National Network for Women's Employment, Washington, DC.
The Coalition on Women and Job Training has developed a women's job training agenda that focuses on nine issues related to women's full participation in training and achievement of economic self-sufficiency. The issues highlighted in the agenda are as follows: (1) the need to make long-term economic self-sufficiency the goal of all employment and training policies; (2) the importance of developing training programs to provide individuals with a mix of basic and advance academic skills, competencies in all aspects of industry, and a range of prevocational services; (3) the need for support services such as dependent care and transportation; (4) the importance of comprehensive and uniform evaluation of both student and program performance; (5) the need to ensure that women and other disadvantaged groups receive a fair share of the benefits of job creation efforts; (6) the potential pitfalls of instituting mandated employer contributions for worker training without ensuring gender and racial equality in allocation of the revenues raised; (7) the key role of apprenticeships in job training initiatives; (8) the essential nature of comprehensive welfare-to-work programs; and (9) the dangers of detrimental consolidation of agencies and services in the name of increased coordination. (MN)
Women Work!, 1625 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006 ($5).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women Work! The National Network for Women's Employment, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Product of the Coalition on Women and Job Training.