ERIC Number: ED450283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Arizona's Workforce Development System. Issues in Brief.
This brief provides information about the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, how it will be implemented in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area, and the program's relevance to business. The brief also discusses the current work force development system, including information on these five areas of interest: (1) what the literature says about work force development; (2) Arizona's current work force development system; (3) an overview of the WIA; (4) what's really new in the new system; and (5) what's in it for Arizona's business community. The report concludes that research and several prominent business organizations suggest that businesses can become involved in WIA in a number of ways that benefit companies as well as society, including participating on Local Workforce Investment Boards; using the one-stop career centers to fill employment needs; opening such centers; becoming approved training providers; suggesting potential board members; providing additional funds to boards; helping design and oversee local work force development programs; and providing information to the local boards and one-stop centers (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Centers, Career Information Systems, Corporate Support, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship
For full text: http://www.asu.edu/copp/morrison/public/wia.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998