ERIC Number: ED425334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
This document provides an overview of the Workforce Investment Act, which provides the framework for a national work force preparation and employment system designed to meet simultaneously the needs of the nation's businesses and of job seekers wishing to further their careers. The document begins with a brief summary of the act's five titles, which do the following: authorize the new work force investment system; reauthorize adult education and literacy programs; make employment service/job service activities become part of the "one-stop" system and establish a national employment statistics initiative; reauthorize Rehabilitation Act programs and link the programs to state and local work force development systems; and authorize state unified plans and incentive grants for work force development programs. Discussed in the document's remaining sections are the following: the new work force preparation and employment system's key features ("customer focus,""one-stop" approach, empowerment through training accounts, accountability); eligibility and service requirements affecting adults, dislocated workers, and youth served by the system; design and management of the new system (state and local work force investment boards, youth councils); funding; and implementation. Appended is a detailed comparison of the provisions of the Job Training Partnership Act and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Comparative Analysis, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Empowerment, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implementation, Systems Approach, Unemployment, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998
IES Cited: ED522080