ERIC Number: ED372202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Perkins-JTPA Evaluation: Analysis of Adequacy, Effectiveness, and Coordination for the Two Years Ending June 30, 1992.
Dillon, Brenda M.; And Others
A study examined the coordination of Minnesota vocational education and job training programs implemented with funding from the Perkins Act and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). A questionnaire regarding the coordination of job training and vocational-technical education was mailed to all of Minnesota's service delivery area (SDA) directors, secondary vocational directors, and technical college administrators. Responses were received from 10 of 17 SDA directors, 38 of 55 secondary directors, and 24 of 34 administrators. The major findings were as follows: a working definition of coordination is needed so that coordination can be discussed; conflicting eligibility requirements make coordination between Perkins and JTPA programs difficult; and many secondary vocational directors have little or no direct opportunity for involvement with Perkins or JTPA funding. It was recommended that Minnesota's State Board of Education, State Board of Technical Colleges, and Governor's Job Training Council develop a mutually acceptable working definition of coordination and work to improve secondary vocational directors' knowledge/skills in obtaining and using Perkins and JTPA funds. It was also recommended that Minnesota's technical colleges appoint representatives of private industry councils to serve on their general and program advisory committees. (Appended are the questionnaire and lists of acronyms and project committee members. Included are 28 tables. Contains 12 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982