ERIC Number: ED431917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Job Corps Oversight Part II: Vocational Training Standards. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session (July 29, 1998).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
This congressional hearing continues the House's oversight of the Department of Labor's (DOL's) Job Corps program, focusing on the fourth element of successful job training, maintaining a vocational curriculum that reflects current and future job opportunities. It reviews findings of a General Accounting Office (GAO) study that found the program performance measures may seriously overstate actual Job Corps performance and gave such examples as definition of those who finish only a portion of a vocational curriculum as completers and questionable, even preposterous, attribution of training-related job placements. Testimony includes statements, letters, and other material submitted for the record by the following; Representatives in Congress from the States of Maine, Connecticut, and New York; National Director, Job Corps; Director, Office of Job Corps, DOL; and individuals representing the GAO; Home Builders Institute; Plasterers and Cement Masons Job Corps Training Program; Potomac Job Corps Center, Washington, DC; and Old Dominion Job Corps Center, Monroe, Virginia.
Descriptors: Accountability, At Risk Persons, Federal Programs, Hearings, Job Placement, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Recruitment, Standards, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.