ERIC Number: ED448317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Workforce Investment Act and CTE [Career and Technical Education]. In Brief: Fast Facts for Policy and Practice No. 6.
Wonacott, Michael E.
In July 2000, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 officially replaced the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). WIA requires individual assessment of skill levels and service needs and development of an individual service strategy for each youth participant. WIA requires all youth programs to make 10 program elements available to all participants. These elements are tutoring, study skills, instruction leading to secondary school completion, alternative secondary school services, summer employment linked to academic and occupational learning, paid and unpaid work experiences, occupational skill training, leadership development, supportive services, adult mentoring, follow-up services for at least 12 months after participation, and comprehensive guidance and counseling. Unlike JTPA, WIA eliminates economic disadvantage as an eligibility criterion for adult and dislocated worker services. Instead, the following levels of services for adults are to be accessed sequentially: core services; intensive services; and training services. WIA's governance structure includes a state work force investment board and a local work force investment board for each designated local area. Consistent with the performance-based approach in the Government Performance and Results Act, WIA emphasizes outcomes rather than inputs, results rather than process, and continuous improvement rather than management control. Under WIA, service providers deliver youth services under competitive grants or contracts. With only limited exceptions, one-stop training services are delivered through a system of individual training accounts. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Admission Criteria, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Services, Delivery Systems, Dislocated Workers, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998