ERIC Number: ED430645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
The Alabama College System and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998: A White Paper.
Gainous, Fred; Romine, Robert J.; Culverhouse, Renee
This report by the Chancellor of The Alabama College System provides recommendations to the governor for implementing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 in the state. The WIA consolidates and streamlines the federal role in adult and youth job training and adult and vocational education. Alabama high school graduates who were successful in high school are unlikely to have adequate computer and technical skills to compete for increasingly high-tech jobs in the global economy. The prospect of moving into the next century with fewer younger, better educated workers entering the workforce demands that a system be developed that can transform the fragmented training and employment programs into a coordinated information and service delivery system for individuals seeking jobs, and for employers seeking more highly trained workers. Key elements of such a system include: (1) one-stop centers; (2) customer choice; (3) integration of services; and (4) performance-driven outcomes. Alabama's two-year colleges have been striving to accomplish the creation of such a network, and this effort has been tied to actions of state and national leaders. The WIA presents a number of opportunities for the Alabama College System to work cooperatively and constructively as an equal partner with other agencies in redefining and advancing the state's workforce development system as Alabama moves into the 21st century. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.; Alabama State Univ. System, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998