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Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 1997
Battelle Memorial Institute conducted outcome, net impact, and cost-benefit evaluations of six workforce training programs in Washington State for occupations that do not require a bachelor's degree: postsecondary workforce training at community and technical colleges; adult basic skills education at community and technical colleges; Job Training…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Community Colleges
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 1996
Three evaluations analyzed program characteristics and participant results in work force education and coordination in Washington State. The Employment Security Department's evaluation of Job Training Partnership Act Titles II and III looked for an association between participant characteristics and the type of training they receive and between…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Competency Based Education, Economic Development
Kamimura, Gary – 1998
Washington's apprenticeship program was compared to other programs providing preparation for employment. The following were among the items considered in the comparative analysis: gains in job-specific skill competencies; relationship of training to postprogram employment; participant satisfaction; employer satisfaction; employment opportunities;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Apprenticeships, Basic Skills
King, Christopher T.; And Others – 1995
A study assessed the success of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs by examining current approaches, featuring operational and experimentally based measures, all using the individual as the unit observation. The research used Program Year 1990 JTPA termination and associated program participation records in Illinois and Texas. Two…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Education, Employment Patterns
Colorado State Workforce Coordinating Council, Denver. – 1995
In Program Year 1994, Colorado divided its Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds among adult and youth job training programs, summer youth programs, dislocated worker programs, and the Governor's Special Initiatives. JTPA staffing levels decreased at the same rate as the declining budget. The programs became especially efficient at using…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs
Orr, Larry L.; And Others – 1996
The Federal Government has sponsored job training for the unemployed and economically disadvantaged for more than three decades. The National Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) study is the first evaluation of a major ongoing national program that uses a random assignment experimental design in which only program experience divides participants…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Job Skills
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1993
This guide, which was developed with input from more than 120 Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs across the United States, is designed to give JTPA program staff new ideas for conducting their targeting, outreach, and recruitment efforts. Presented first are an overview of the guide's contents and suggestions for using it. The first five…
Descriptors: Adults, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs
Idaho State Council on Vocational Education, Boise. – 1994
An evaluation was made of programs conducted under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act and the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in Idaho during fiscal years 1993 and 1994. Data gained from the administering agencies and providers by way of reports, interviews, group conferences, and records were used as evidence of the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield. – 1994
The Illinois Council on Vocational Education surveyed by mail 186 educational and Job Training Partnership ACT (JTPA) representatives to evaluate the coordination between the state's vocational education system and its job training system. The response rate was 51 percent. Findings indicated that the majority of the service delivery area (SDA)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Churchill, Andrew – 1994
Several decades of studies evaluating youth employment programs funded through the nation's second-chance system have demonstrated the shortcomings of programs that concentrate on work experience alone and try to reverse years of inadequate education, discrimination, and alienation in a few weeks or months. The School-to-Work Opportunities Act…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Change Strategies
Sum, Andrew; And Others – 1996
Over the past 2 decades, the inflation-adjusted median weekly earnings of full-time employed males and females decreased by 31% and 13%, respectively, and the deterioration in the real weekly earnings of young adults (ages 18-24) shows no signs of abatement. Male high school dropouts and graduates with no postsecondary schooling experienced the…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
Buck, Maria L. – 1999
This report describes the performance of New York City's Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) adult training providers. It discusses challenges currently faced by providers, and recommends strategies for improving the performance of the city's employment and training system, including those arising from the implementation of the Workforce…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Dislocated Workers, Employment Programs, Entry Workers
Kane, Thomas J. – 1999
This book analyzes the financing of U.S. higher education. Chapter 1, "Introduction," discusses education's response to the labor market, causes of the financing crisis and constraints, and justifying change. Chapter 2, "How We Pay for College," examines components of the financing system; determining expected family…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, Economic Development, Educational Finance
Poulos, Stacy; Nightingale, Demetra Smith – 1997
By the end of 2005, the oldest baby boomers will begin turning 60. Although baby boomers have generally done better than any previous generation in terms of income and education, not all baby boomers have been successful. As baby boomers age, the total economically disadvantaged population will increase. Consequently, over the next decade, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Aging (Individuals), Baby Boomers
Bergman, Terri – 1998
The six sections of this brief provide the following information: (1) the types of public incentives available to employers for hiring and training of employees, including increasing economic activity and increasing labor market supply; (2) federally operated incentive programs (Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit, Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Employee…
Descriptors: Adults, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Programs, Entry Workers
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