ERIC Number: ED375292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination of Job Training Partnership Act and Occupational Education: The Goal--More Effective Services.
Nevada State Council on Occupational Education, Carson City.
In December 1991, the Nevada Workforce Group and Nevada Workforce Agencies (NWA) were formed in an effort to expand/improve joint planning and collaboration between occupational education (OE) and job training (JT) throughout Nevada. The NWA consists of the directors, administrators, or designated representatives of 13 state agencies involved in OE/JT. In August 1992, the NWA undertook a project to assess and extend/improve the coordination of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and OE programs in Nevada. Ten points related to enhancing coordination were discussed at six meetings between the NWA and local partners at three sites in northern, southern, and rural Nevada. It was concluded that Nevada's lack of a comprehensive policy for work force development has resulted in fragmented OE/JT efforts largely supported by federal funds. The following actions were recommended: Nevada should develop a structured policy recognizing the need for OE/JT providers to share responsibility for work force development and directing state financial contributions accordingly; the legislative support and state appropriations needed to support coordination should be identified and reported annually; and local recipients of OE/JTPA should submit reports justifying their use of federal funds and summarizing local coordination efforts and activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Council on Occupational Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982