ERIC Number: ED430634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Worker Retraining: Fourth-Year Accountability Report for Worker Retraining Programs. (Formerly HB 1988).
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This report is the fourth review of the accomplishments of Washington's 32 two-year colleges under the provisions of the Worker Retraining program. It provides detailed information about program results, with findings indicating that: (1) workers who participate in programs are finding good jobs at high salary levels, with 81% of all worker retraining students being re-employed seven to nine months after training; (2) colleges provide the opportunity for training that is relevant to the changing workforce and workers who participate in programs are increasingly participating in the higher wage programs with have been shown to have the best pay-off; and (3) colleges are providing training that is responsive to the changing pattern of job losses and of growing demand, with new programs in computers, health, and technology begin developed in 1996-97. Following an introduction about the workers served and how funds are used, the report discusses: (1) relevant program training with regard to graduates and leavers, industrial development wages, and job retention; and (2) responsive program training, including new and expanding programs, enrollment, and partnerships. Appended are data sources and glossary, program expansion and establishment in 1996-97, and private career school students by program. Contains 17 charts and tables. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.