ERIC Number: ED398382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
California's Workforce Preparation System. Statement of Principles and Issues Paper.
Western Job Training Partnership Association, Sacramento, CA.
The Western Job Training Partnership Association (WJTPA) supports the periodic evaluation of the scope and effectiveness of national, state, and local work force preparation and work force education programs. The WJTPA believes that future programs must correct the problems inherited from earlier work force preparation programs, such as the following: insufficient funding, political oversell, continued use of previous structures without considering relevance, continued use of previous programs without clear goals, duplication and competition among programs, no clear role for elected officials, funding of institutions first and services second, no incentives for cooperative linkages, and uneven use of performance measures for all aspects of work force and education systems. The WJTPA identifies the following issues as critical in the future design of a California Workforce Preparation system: establish workforce preparation as a fundamental stand-alone system, and establish connection with other initiatives; set priorities first and policies second; engage local officials and business leaders; rationalize the geography of local service; eliminate unfunded mandates for service; honor collaborative relationships that currently exist; combine authority and liability; take advantage of what has proven successful; give electronic access and personal contact equal weight; and increase funding by combining state and local efforts. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Job Training Partnership Association, Sacramento, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California