ERIC Number: ED418292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Involving Employers in Training: Case Studies. Research and Evaluation Report Series 97-J.
Isbell, Kellie; Trutko, John W.; Barnow, Burt S.; Nightengale, Demetra; Pindus, Nancy
This document contains in-depth descriptions and assessments of 17 exemplary employer-based training (EBT) programs that were studied as part of an examination of EBT programs. The case studies are based on site visits to each firm, during which interviews were conducted with company management, supervisors of workers in training, individuals providing instruction, and workers receiving training. The case study summaries describe specific aspects of each EBT program, including what kind of training is offered, the training curriculum, the cost of the training, and the outcomes of training. The case studies are organized into two sections: The first section focuses on companies that partnered with Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funding to providing training for new workers, and the second section focuses on companies that do not partner with JTPA and provided privately financed training for incumbent workers. The following companies are included in the case studies: C.B. Baird (Milwaukee, WI); Harrington Hospital (Southbridge, MA); NeighborCare Pharmacies (Baltimore, MD); Pacific NW Federal Credit Union (Portland, OR); Pep Boys Corporation (Los Angeles, CA); Solectron (San Jose, CA); TempsPlus/Staffing Solutions (Cleveland, OH); Wisconsin Electrical Power Company (Milwaukee, WI); Yuma Elementary School District (Yuma, AZ); The Boeing Company (Seattle, WA); Elgar Corporation (San Diego, CA); Financial Partners (Springfield, MA); Goodwin Home Retirement Community (Falls Church, VA); GR Spring and Stamping (Grand Rapids, MI); Lucas Aerospace (Jamestown, ND); TMI Systems Design Corporation (Dickinson, ND); and Unisys (Bismarck, ND). (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: James Bell Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982