ERIC Number: ED383933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination of Vocational Education and JTPA for a Competitive Workforce.
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Council on Vocational Education surveyed by mail 186 educational and Job Training Partnership ACT (JTPA) representatives to evaluate the coordination between the state's vocational education system and its job training system. The response rate was 51 percent. Findings indicated that the majority of the service delivery area (SDA) directors for the JTPA programs either had no opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Perkins' Section 2 programs in Illinois or gave them low ratings. The majority of respondents from the regional delivery systems rated the improvement and expansion of JTPA programs below average. Both the JTPA and vocational education respondents rated the effectiveness of coordination as mediocre in increasing program goals, yet both groups viewed coordination as a whole above average. They agreed in the following areas: which barriers limit coordination; conferences or in-person contact as the best information exchange and coordination methods; the need for more cross-training of staff members and professional training; and the goal of improving human development. The only activity perceived to be highly effective in coordination planning and reducing duplication at the local level was participation in coordination agreements. Statewide, regional, and local conferences, seminars, and workshops on coordination topics and communication between private industry councils and educational institutions in the SDA were recommended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982