ERIC Number: ED371183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Job Training Partnership Council Report on Nontraditional Employment for Women.
New York State Job Training Partnership Council, Albany.
The national Nontraditional Employment for Women Act, passed in 1991, was intended to expand employment opportunities and access for women into nontraditional occupations. The New York State Job Training Partnership Council (JTPC) worked toward implementation of the act in the state by convening a subcommittee, with representatives of state government, service delivery areas, organized labor, education, community-based organizations, service providers, and people interested in nontraditional employment for women. The subcommittee's role was to develop policy and program recommendations that would lead to improved economic opportunities for women through education and training services. The subcommittee found that recent trends in education, employment, and earnings trends show progress in terms of educational attainments and participation in the work force, but that women still learn less than men although they have comparable education. The JTPC subcommittee made recommendations for public policy in the state, including the following: (1) the state must continue to lead the way in ensuring equal employment opportunities and working toward gender equity; (2) the state needs to work with the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure that performance standards provide incentives and reward service delivery areas for success in the nontraditional employment for women in training and apprenticeships; (3) collaboration with other agencies is imperative, and a clearinghouse should be established to provide information on programs, models, and activities; (4) various nontraditional work experiences for youth could be provided; (5) the State Board of Regents should be encouraged to monitor the implementation of their policy for training in sex equity for educators, students, and parents; and (6) supportive services need to be provided to women and girls to enable them to succeed in nontraditional work experiences, training, or job placements. (Appendixes include a listing of data on nontraditional occupations for women and lists of organizations providing services to meet women's needs in New York State--displaced homemaker program center directors, nontraditional career options for women projects, nontraditional employment for women training organizations, and Job Training Partnership Act service delivery areas.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Job Training Partnership Council, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York