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Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD. – 2000
This document, which is intended to provide technical assistance to individuals responsible for integrating year-round and summer employment and training services for youth under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), contains case studies of eight employment and training programs that have already or are in the process of integrating their summer…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Case Studies
Pindus, Nancy; Koralek, Robin; Martinson, Karin; Trutko, John – 2000
The extent of coordination and integration of welfare and work force development systems was examined in a study that involved site visits to 12 localities in 6 states. The following factors were found to promote coordination: a previous history of coordination; a strong local economy and low unemployment; access to technology; greater financial…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Cooperation
Maguire, Sheila – 2000
This booklet, which is intended for organizations making the transition to individual training accounts (ITAs) under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), explains how educational and training institutions can make vouchers work for them. After a brief overview of the WIA's main provisions regarding ITAs and the future of voucher programs, the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies
Barnow, Burt S., Ed.; King, Christopher T., Ed. – 2000
This book, which is intended for policymakers, administrators, and researchers, contains 13 research papers and reviews of the literature on increasing the effectiveness of publicly funded training. The following papers are included: "Publicly Funded Training in a Changing Labor Market" (Burt S. Barnow, Christopher T. King); "The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers
Johnson, Eric – Community Action Digest, 2000
Describes the Department of Labor's Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which repeals the Job Training Partnership Act. WIA is designed to improve currently fragmented efforts to serve many different needs and purposes and to deliver services to both job seekers and employers. It encourages elected state and local officials to establish new boards…
Descriptors: Accountability, Federal Legislation, Job Training
Boshara, Ray; Scanlon, Edward; Page-Adams, Deborah – Community Action Digest, 2000
Introduces the Department of Labor's Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system that meets the needs of businesses, job seekers, and those wishing to further their careers. State workforce investment boards will be established, and states will develop 5-year strategic…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Job Training
Tracy-Mumford, Fran – Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 1999
The year 1998 was one of immense change for adult learning and literacy, as significant new legislation was passed and the field headed more deeply into the mainstream. Along with these developments came greater demands for program accountability, expanded strategic alliances and partnerships, new instructional methodologies, changes in public…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Accountability, Learning Experience, Public Policy
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA. – 1996
A study provided accurate and reliable norms that reflected the reading and math performance levels of Iowa's youth and adults engaged in work force preparation and employment training for basic skills. The study population included 819 participants from the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and Iowa's Job Opportunities and Basic Skills programs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship
Grubb, W. Norton – Centerfocus, 1996
If Congress passes legislation consolidating federal funding for vocational education, job training, and adult education, states will be free to combine federal funding with state programs to create more coherent and effective systems. If such legislation is stalled, states have the power to reform the patchwork that now exists, but doing so…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economically Disadvantaged
Bartik, Timothy J. – 1995
The feasibility of using performance indicators to improve the effectiveness of welfare-to-work programs was examined. First, previous and current experience with performance indicators for welfare-to-work and related programs (including the Job Training and Partnership Act and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills programs) was analyzed. Next, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Employment Programs, Evaluation Criteria
Hollenbeck, Kevin – 1990
This study examined the characteristics of dislocated workers' wage profiles upon reemployment. In particular, it related these profiles to the model developed by Mincer and Ofek (1982). An inference from this model was that workers recovered wage losses relatively rapidly. Explanations for a steeply sloped reentry wage profile were as follows:…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Education, Dislocated Workers
Angel, P. Linda – 1995
A study was conducted to determine the baseline by which to measure expected improvements in customer satisfaction for Central Texas Job Training Partnership (JTPA) programs. The survey was designed to facilitate assessment of the current level of customer satisfaction with service delivery and influences on customer satisfaction. Data were…
Descriptors: Adults, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers, Employment Programs
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education. – 1997
The Ohio NEW (Nontraditional Employment for Women) Team is a collaborative team of public and private agencies that was formed in 1993 to promote nontraditional careers for women in Ohio by offering information on nontraditional career choices to all female customers served in Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs with other partner…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Awareness, Cooperative Planning
Mangum, Garth; Mangum, Stephen; Sum, Andrew; Callahan, James; Fogg, Neal – 1999
The effectiveness of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 was critiqued. WIA was praised for providing an avenue for communication among state and local agencies during development of workforce development plans, potentially allowing individuals to choose from a wider array of services and service providers, spreading the concept of one-stop…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, At Risk Persons, Career Centers, Delivery Systems
Fogg, Neal; Sum, Andrew; Mangum, Garth – 1999
The case for and consequences of redefining poverty were considered. The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) remeasuring poverty in a time of prosperity; (2) alternative poverty measures; (3) consequences of and enhanced poverty threshold; (4) assessing the performance of employment and training programs in achieving income adequacy…
Descriptors: Classification, Cost Indexes, Costs, Definitions
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