ERIC Number: ED391086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Unemployed Adults into Jobs. Does Jobsearch Training Add Value to "Training for Work"? Report 273.
The effectiveness of Training for Work, which is the United Kingdom's main public program for helping long-term unemployed adults find jobs, was examined through interviews with training managers in 8 training and enterprise councils (TECs), 53 training providers, and 374 individuals who had joined Training for Work in spring/summer 1993 and left to seek work. It was discovered that, although the TECs recognized the importance of job search training in achieving positive job outcomes after Training for Work, they generally left decisions regarding the nature and scope of job search training to local providers. According to the training providers, participants received an average of 9 days of job search training (approximately 9% of the available training days), with 3 days centered on self-preservation skills. However, of every 10 participants, only 4 received job search training and 3 did not want it. Approximately half of job search training recipients credited it with improving their confidence and having a marked effect on the intensity and scope of their job search. The job search success rate after leaving Training for Work averaged 32% for those who had received job search training versus 26% for all leavers. (Includes 49 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Job Search Methods, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Program Effectiveness, Tables (Data), Training, Unemployment
BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom (35 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment Dept., London (England).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom