ERIC Number: ED428284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Training Agency Program Evaluations.
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This report contains program evaluations of Washington state agencies represented on the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board: Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), and Employment Security Department (ESD). OSPI's report uses data from the graduate follow-up study to evaluate postgraduation outcomes of Washington's 1995 and 1996 vocational skills centers graduates. OSPI finds that, during their first year out of high school, skills center graduates were much more likely to work than other students and were less likely to go to college, and those who entered college needed remedial coursework in the basics. SBCTC and the Advisory Council on Adult Basic Education present a joint evaluation on injured workers who exited from college between 1993-96 after attending for vocational preparation. Findings are as follows: most workers are satisfied with the quality of training and related support services; employment outcomes were generally positive; overall employment was lower than typical for college students completing or leaving vocational training; and graduates received higher wages and employment rates. ESD's evaluation of Job Training Partnership Act Titles IIA, IIC, and III examines education and employment outcomes of former participants. It finds that training groups with weaker academic skills are more likely to receive remedial education; those groups with significant work experience and who are less likely to work part time have higher earnings. (YLB)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Injuries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Salaries, Secondary Education, State Programs, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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