ERIC Number: ED465085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
State Training & Employment Program. Program Review for FY99-FY01.
Alaska's State Training and Employment Program (STEP) was designed with the primary objective of reducing current and future claims against Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits by providing training to those who are unemployed or facing unemployment. STEP is also charged with fostering growth of existing businesses and attracting new businesses to Alaska by developing a skilled workforce and lowering employer UI costs. STEP's activities and outcomes in fiscal years 1999-2001 were reviewed. The review established that STEP served 1,568 clients in 2001. New enrollment was up 20.3%, and fewer than half of STEP's clients from the previous year continued services. STEP's expenditures for 2001 totaled $2.78 million. The average expenditure per client decreased from $1,981 to $1,539 between 1995 and 1999 but rose to $1,602 in 2000 and $1,776 in 2001. Individuals who participated in STEP in 2000 filed 43.6% fewer UI claims and collected 67.4% less in benefits in the 5 quarters following STEP training than in the 5 quarters before training. STEP participants' earnings increased by 10.6 percent after completing the program. During 2000, STEP exceeded four of six performance measures set for the program. (Twenty-two tables/figures are included. A glossary and tables listing occupations experiencing labor shortages and training provider costs are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Definitions, Demand Occupations, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Glossaries, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Salary Wage Differentials, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section, P.O. Box 25501, Juneau, AK 99802-5501. Tel: 907-465-4500. For full text: http://18.104.22.168/research/pub/step.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Juneau. Research and Analysis Section.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska