ERIC Number: ED465407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Worker Retraining: Sixth Accountability Report for the Worker Retraining Program.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This is a report on the worker retaining program administered by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The program provides job retraining to workers unable to find jobs in their current fields. Since 1993, the program has served more than 44,000 unemployed and displaced workers at 34 state community colleges and over 2,200 additional participants at 51 private career schools. The state legislature allocates over $27 million to cover the costs of colleges offering classes and to assist the displaced workers financially. This report is the sixth review of the retraining program. Accomplishments for the program include: (1) over 53% of program participants are receiving training in high-wage fields like computer technology; (2) a new online service that provides information on the program, program completion, industries of employment, and potential earnings has been implemented; (3) over 22,000 program completers have been returned to the workforce; (4) program completers' average earnings are over $12 per hour; and (5) job retention a year after initial placement is 88%. The report also shows that these workers have been placed in more than 475 of the largest companies in the state. Numerous tables are included. Appendices provide lists of 1998-99 completers by area, median wage, annual earnings, and the number of program participants at every community colleges and private career schools from 1994-2000. (MKF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.