ERIC Number: ED369935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Public Training with Private Efficiency: An Analysis of the Outcomes of California Employment Training Panel Programs.
Moore, Richard W.; And Others
A study evaluated the economic outcomes of one state-sponsored training program--the California Employment Training Panel (ETP)--which captured the benefits of private job training within a public program. It examined the impact of ETP training on a new group of 41,959 ETP trainees trained in 1990-91 in the year after training and estimated the impact of this training on the California economy. It tracked 46,946 ETP trainees trained in 1989-90 in their second year after training to determine whether the impact of ETP training persisted. The following conclusions were reached: public investment in ETP training reduced unemployment and increased earnings for individual workers; ETP training facilitated transitions between jobs for unemployed workers and technical and organizational changes within companies for employed workers; ETP training was a tool for economic development in California; performance-based contracting appeared to be the policy that allowed ETP to generate outcomes similar to private, employer-provided training; and ETP's success was due in large part to the dynamic or ad hoc character of the funding process. The success of ETP provided a model for future national training and employment policies. Future research was recommended to focus on understanding the impact of ETP training on employment stability, characteristics of successful programs, and optimum level of training. (Contains 33 references. Appendixes include data tables that illustrate characteristics of completers and dropouts, multipliers, and characteristics of retrainees and new hires.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Employment Training Panel, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.