ERIC Number: ED450242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
The Value of the Output and Services Produced by Students While Enrolled in Job Corps.
The value of the output and services produced by students while enrolled in the Job Corps was estimated by analyzing data from a sample of 2 projects from each of 23 Job Corps centers. The projects were subjected to in-depth analysis based on independent-estimate and relative-productivity approaches. The following were among the key findings: (1) in 1 year, more than 1 million student-days are spent on all work projects in the Job Corps, with nearly 80% of student-days spent on vocational skills training (VST) projects and 20% spent on work experience (WE) projects; (2) students produce output worth $5.48 per hour spent on VST projects and $7.01 per hour spent on WE projects; (3) over 1 year, Job Corps students produce output worth more than $27 million while conducting non-center-serving projects, which is equivalent to $789 per student year; and (4) students working on center-serving projects reduce centers' operating costs by an estimated $280-$360 per student year, which is small when compared with the program operating costs of approximately $26,000 per student-year. (Twelve tables/figures are included. The following items are appended: a discussion of the weights used in the study; summaries of the work project studies; and standard errors of the estimates.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment, Educational Research, Employment Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Followup Studies, Job Skills, Measurement Techniques, Models, National Programs, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Productivity, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Skill Development, Statistical Analysis, Student Projects, Success, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/99- jc_output.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.; Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers, Seattle, WA.; Decision Information Resources, Inc., Houston, TX.