ERIC Number: ED463444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Charting New Territory: Early Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act. Field Report Series.
Buck, Maria L.
This report highlights issues for policymakers and provides guidance to states and localities implementing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) by describing the successes and struggles of five cities implementing the new legislation. It presents WIA's basic framework and discusses its impact on these four major audiences: employment and training providers, job seekers, employers, and the overall workforce development system. First, it addresses the impact on employment and training providers, including certification of eligible providers, continued certification and emerging issues, performance measures, individual training accounts and emerging issues, impact on participant/job seeker and emerging issues, tiered services, and customer choice. Second, the report discusses the impact on employers. Third, it reports on the workforce development system, including leadership, new organizational structures (Workforce Investment Boards, One-Stop Center delivery systems, One-Stop Center staffing, mandated partners and memoranda of understanding), performance measures, and funding. The report concludes with implications for the future based on the sites' experiences and identifies these issues to watch as implementation progresses: it takes time; building new relationships; managing partnerships; focusing on the long term; working for employers; who's in charge; allocating sufficient resources; and understanding the customers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Certification, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Youth Programs
Public/Private Ventures, Communications Department, 2000 Market Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ($10) Tel: 215-557-4400; Fax: 215-557-4469. For full text: http://www.ppv.org/pdffiles/charting.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998