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Isbell, Kellie; Trutko, John W.; Barnow, Burt S.; Nightengale, Demetra; Pindus, Nancy – 1997
A review of the literature on employer-based training (EBT) and case studies of 17 exemplary EBT programs (9 of which were Job Training Partnership Act [JTPA] programs) were used to determine best practices in EBT and make recommendations for effective strategies for implementing EBT programs. Some of these strategies included the following: (1)…
Descriptors: Adults, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs
Isbell, Kellie; Trutko, John W.; Barnow, Burt S.; Nightengale, Demetra; Pindus, Nancy – 1997
This document contains in-depth descriptions and assessments of 17 exemplary employer-based training (EBT) programs that were studied as part of an examination of EBT programs. The case studies are based on site visits to each firm, during which interviews were conducted with company management, supervisors of workers in training, individuals…
Descriptors: Adults, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. – 1997
Following a review of programs conducted under the Job Training Partnership Act in Florida, the following recommendations were implemented: long-term performance was evaluated; local training efforts were examined; and employment training program oversight responsibility was assigned to Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership. Further…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 1998
This report contains program evaluations of Washington state agencies represented on the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board: Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), and Employment Security Department (ESD). OSPI's report uses data from the graduate…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys
Department of Labor, Chicago, IL. Region V. – 1989
This document is the first volume of a two-volume resource guide to help states and localities take advantage of new Federal initiatives to increase services to youth under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). It summarizes the performance management principles and options available to program administrators identified in discussion papers…
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs
Barnow, Burt S.; Aron, Laudan Y. – 1989
This paper provides an overview of federally sponsored training programs. For the major programs identified, it discusses the level of federal support, the eligibility requirements for the program, the characteristics of the participants, and the types of training provided. An important issue for this study is the definition of training; the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Disadvantaged, Educational Practices
Simms, Margaret C. – 1989
Several social objectives influence government sponsorship of employment programs: (1) training for mobility to reduce disruptions caused by change; and (2) increasing skill levels to increase productivity. Evaluation of program effectiveness considers whether the program served its target groups, what activities were provided, and what the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Disadvantaged, Eligibility
Moffitt, Robert – 1989
Existing research evidence on the ability of several kinds of public policy used to increase labor force attachment among the disadvantaged indicates that (1) policies for reform of the U.S. welfare system do not substantially help the problem; (2) increasing child support payments would have essentially no effects on the work effort and earnings…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Economic Research
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1990
Research was conducted to determine whether Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) services were being targeted to those most in need, to identify which participants got which services, and to identify associations between characteristics, services, and outcomes. Data were obtained on 5,300 youth from a random sample of 63 service delivery areas. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Dropouts, Employment Potential, Equal Education
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1990
Research was conducted to determine the extent to which the states have been able to spend their Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) 3-percent set-aside funds for assistance to economically disadvantaged workers 55 years old and older, to compare the expenditure rate of the older worker set-aside with the expenditure rates of other JTPA programs,…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Expenditures, Federal State Relationship
Donohue, John D. – 1989
The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) represents a 6-year experiment in the privatization of public responsibilities that demonstrates that enlisting private energies to serve the public purpose is an appealing but deceptively elusive goal. Although contractors are evaluated and paid by reference to output standards, accountability is difficult…
Descriptors: Accountability, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential
McDaniel, Charles, Jr.; Davis, Alta – 1989
The West Virginia Department of Education created and implemented a computer-assisted summer remediation program for Job Training Partnership Act-eligible students who were academically deficient. The curriculum had four components: mathematics computation, reading comprehension, personal guidance, and career exploration. Sites in 12 county school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1990
This document contains the results of a study of the responsiveness of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) to the training and employment needs of homeless people. The first part contains recommendations to the president, the Congress, and the employment and training community on policies and practices concerning the homeless and employment…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Innovation
Training Research Corp., Santa Monica, CA. – 1988
This document reports activities and findings of a study concerning the California State Job Training Coordinating Council's implementation of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The study had the following objectives: (1) analyze the structure, role, and administrative policies of the council; (2) determine the effects and benefits of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship
Blalock, Ann Bonar, Ed.; And Others – 1990
This book on evaluating social programs is an outcome of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Evaluation Design Project, which produced a set of 10 guides for the evaluation of state and local JTPA programs. This book distills ideas from these guides and applies them to a larger context. Part 1 presents a general approach to program evaluation…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs
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