ERIC Number: ED375289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Adequacy and Effectiveness of the Job Training Partnership Act and Occupational Education Programs in Nevada.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Washington, DC.
A study of the adequacy and effectiveness of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and occupational education (OE) programs in Nevada focused on overall program adequacy, the effectiveness of OE and job training (JT), and ways of improving OE at the secondary and postsecondary levels. The study established that, as of 1992, Nevada's OE and JT systems had the capacity to train approximately 12,500 individuals, which was approximately 19,000 fewer than the number of available jobs. Major overlaps in OE and JTPA services and clientele were identified. It was concluded that, although increased testing, recordkeeping, and remediation for JTPA clients has significantly reduced the number of individuals served, JTPA's effectiveness for those who are served has increased. Among the recommendations were the following: (1) high quality youth intern-based programs should be developed for secondary students in cooperation with organized labor and existing apprenticeship boards; (2) Perkins Act funds should be used to develop programs to address the needs of in-school youth, potential dropouts, and students with disabilities; and (3) collection/verification of data regarding enrollments, outcomes, and compliance with Perkins Act provisions regarding disabled students should be improved at the secondary and postsecondary levels. (Contains 15 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Coordination, Educational Demand, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Needs, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982