ERIC Number: ED375262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Title IIB of the Job Training Partnership Act. The Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs of Massachusetts.
Marr, Barbara T.; Green, James L., Ed.
A study examined the effectiveness of Massachusetts' Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs (SYETP) funded under Title IIB of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The study methodology included the following: a review of federal JTPA legislation and pertinent state policy directives; site visits to a random sampling of 15 summer programs in 7 service delivery areas (SDAs); and interviews with SDA directors and SYETP coordinators, supervisors, teachers, guidance counselors, and enrollees. Regional/local differences between SYETPs were identified along with innovative practices. Massachusetts' SYETPs were concluded to be valuable supplemental learning programs through which youth can learn needed skills and develop good attitudes, social interaction skills, self-confidence, and awareness of different academic paths and the skills required for employment. Among the study recommendations were the following: selection/training of SYETP instructors and counselors should reflect the need for thorough understanding of the clientele served; planning for summer programs should begin in late winter; systems for reporting outcomes and compiling end-of-year program reports should be improved, and linkages should be developed between JTPA IIB programs and year-round school programs. (Appended are tables detailing trends in Title IIB funding and enrollment, and the interview instruments and participant evaluation forms.) (MN)
Descriptors: Differences, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Employment Programs, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Regional Characteristics, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Summer Programs, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts