ERIC Number: ED413523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Training Program Evaluations.
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Three evaluations analyzed program characteristics and participant results in work force education and coordination in Washington State. The Employment Security Department's evaluation of Job Training Partnership Act Titles II and III looked for an association between participant characteristics and the type of training they receive and between type of training and subsequent employment and earnings. The evaluation found that participants with weak academic skills tend to receive remedial education, whereas classroom occupational skills training is associated with higher wages. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction found that, during their first year out of high school, students who had completed secondary vocational-technical programs are more likely to work and more likely to attend a community or technical college than are other students, and they are less likely to take remedial courses in college. The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Advisory Council on Adult Education reported a joint evaluation on workers upgrading their basic or occupational skills at a community or technical college. The key findings are that some 24,000 workers take colleges courses to upgrade their job skills each year and about 2,500 take basic skills courses. The three evaluations are expected to contribute toward building a system of accountability in the state job training initiative. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Competency Based Education, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Participant Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982