ERIC Number: ED465086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-13
Training Program Performance 2000. Employment and Earnings of Training Program Participants Exiting Alaska Training Programs in FY 2000. With a Comparison of Performance with FY 1997, FY 1998, and FY 1999 Program Data.
Hadland, Jeff; Landry, Gerald
The performance of Alaska's State Training and Employment Program (STEP) in fiscal 2000 was evaluated by matching the records of participants of the following STEP subprograms with Alaska and Washington state unemployment insurance (UI) wage records and federal military and federal civilian payroll records. Data were collected for participants of the following groups of STEP programs: (1) adult programs (including one dislocated worker program); (2) programs for adults with barriers (including a training program and a work search program); (3) youth programs; and (4) other programs (Carl Perkins and training and vocational education programs). The performance evaluation established that, in months 7-12 after completing their program, participants in the adult, adults with barriers, and youth programs were employed at rates of 66.4%, 64.3%, and 59.7%, respectively. The median incomes of the same three groups for the 6-month period in question were $10,804, $4,416, and $2,595, respectively. At the time of report, data on training relevance had only been collected for participants in the adult programs. According to information on training placements and employer records, 66.2% of participants in the adult programs were employed in jobs for which their training was directly relevant. A significant number of participants had obtained and completed services from multiple STEP programs. (Contains 43 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Definitions, Demand Occupations, Dislocated Workers, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Glossaries, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Salary Wage Differentials, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Youth Programs
For full text: http://184.108.40.206/research/pub/training.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Juneau. Research and Analysis Section.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Washington