ERIC Number: ED375260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Relation of Education and Training to the State's Economic Needs 1987-1992.
Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Labor Market Studies.
A study examined the changes that occurred in the program offering mixes and outcomes of Massachusetts' Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and secondary vocational education programs between 1987 and 1993. Most Massachusetts vocational programs experienced sharp declines in numbers of graduates between 1987 and 1991; however, the distribution and concentration of vocational graduates across schools remained fairly stable. The service mix of Massachusetts' vocational education programs varied considerably among schools depending on local industry mixes and employment opportunities. In view of Massachusetts' near-term employment projections, it was recommended that the school-to-school transition alternative (particularly through tech prep) be strengthened. Massachusetts' JTPA Title IIA adult skills training program experienced nearly a 20% decline in the number of completers between 1990 and 1992. The decreases in number of female completers and completers in the on-the-job training component of JTPA were especially large. Although JTPA adult programs did largely maintain their clerical programs throughout the recession, their nonclerical training program services mix underwent considerable adjustments (including a 10% increase in health occupations). Further research to determine the factors responsible for the decline in JTPA enrollment was recommended. (Appended is a table detailing the percent distribution of secondary vocational education graduates by program.) (MN)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Secondary Education, State Programs, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Labor Market Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982