ERIC Number: ED458421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Effective Linkages between Job Corps and One-Stop Systems: A Technical Assistance Guide.
Dickinson, Katherine; Soukamneuth, Sengsouvanh
This document is intended to help Job Corps centers and Office of Acquisition Policy contractors establish linkages with one-stop systems. Chapter 1 summarizes the requirements for linkages between Job Corps and one-stop systems that are specified in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and compares one-stop delivery systems before and under the WIA. Chapters 2-5 detail the challenges entailed in establishing four types of linkages and strategies for overcoming them. The linkages and challenges discussed are as follows: (1) organizational linkages (developing an effective memorandum of understanding; coordinating the governance of one-stop and Job Corps systems; linking the operations of the one-stop and Job Corps systems; developing staff capacity to carry out effective linkages); (2) recruitment and referral linkages (developing effective joint marketing procedures with one-stop systems; developing effective referral procedures; reducing competition for youth customers); (3) coordinated service linkages (linking Job Corps participants to one-stop training to enhance Job Corps training; ensuring access to additional supportive services); and (4) placement linkages (helping Job Corps youth access one-stop core placement services; encouraging them to use one-stop intensive services; linking them to additional training programs through one-stop; encouraging them to use one-stop postplacement services; reducing competition between Job Corps and one-stop partners for job openings). (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Career Centers, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Competition, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, High School Equivalency Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Linking Agents, Marketing, Online Systems, Orientation, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Recruitment, Referral, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Systems Approach, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://usworkforce.org/onestop/pdf/Jobcorp-1stp_TAG.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Job Corps (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Policy Research Associates, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998