ERIC Number: ED398439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
One-Stop Career Centers. Trends and Issues Alerts.
In an effort to shift the focus of employment programs from unemployment to reemployment, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is funding the development and implementation of a one-stop employment system. The DOL has largely left states free to design their one-stop systems provided programs have these features: (1) universality, (2) customer choice orientation, (3) designed to operate as an integrated system, and (4) performance driven/outcome based. Federal guidelines also specify that one-stop programs provide customers with information about the full range of services related to finding employment, filing unemployment insurance claims, and accessing job training/education and assessment/counseling. As of February 1996, 54 states and jurisdictions had received one-stop system-building grants (including 16 implementation grants, 28 planning and development grants, and learning laboratory and system building project grants). The one-stop career centers that have been developed thus far reflect the national trend toward service integration as a strategy for implementing systemic change. Among the challenges facing developers/operators of one-stop career centers are the following: acquiring, installing, and operating the state-of-the-art technology required to function as information brokers; developing strategies for interagency collaboration and business involvement; and formulating strategies for assessing diverse training needs and sharing existing resources. Contains an annotated bibliography of 12 print resources and 2 resource organizations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Centers, Career Counseling, Career Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Labor Force Development, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, State Agencies, Systems Approach
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.