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Levy, Seymour; Linster, Charles A. – 1981
Block grants have been defined as programs through which funds are provided to governmental units, such as state or local governments, based upon a statutory formula. They are usually provided for use in a defined, but broad, area and at the recipient's discretion. This document describes the historical development of these grants and the role of…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support
Yzaguirre, Raul – 1987
This testimony on unemployed disadvantaged youth given before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor focuses on the condition of Hispanic and other disadvantaged youth in the labor force. The experiences of these youth with the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) are discussed, and the following problems are elucidated: (1) failure to meet the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Economic Status, Employment Experience
Saunders, Laura W.; And Others – 1980
This guide has been prepared to illustrate the development and implementation of a program offering comprehensive employment and training services for young parents. The guide is based on the experiences of the Parent Employment Program of 735, Inc., which was launched as a demonstration project with funds from the Massachusetts Governor's Youth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Employment Programs, Family Problems
Orfield, Gary; Slessarev, Helene – 1986
This book-length report, prepared for the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the House Committee on Education and Labor, describes the first comprehensive state-wide assessment of training programs--specifically the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)--in Illinois. The introduction assesses the JTPA in Illinois, a State with high…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Federal Programs
Tapper, Donna M. – 1983
The 1983 Federal fiscal year is a year of transition from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) to the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982 (JTPA). Unlike CETA, which included public service employment provisions, the entire thrust of JTPA is on training for unsubsidized employment. The purpose of the new law is to prepare youth and…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 1985
This publication reports on a recent study that compared the new Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) with its predecessor, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The study was conducted to determine how the JTPA limit on money for program administration affected the type of individual served and the training provided in the…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Participant Characteristics
Cook, Robert F.; And Others – 1985
A study examined the experiences of local governments throughout the United States in implementing the public service employment (PSE) component of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The study involved four rounds of observations (in July and December 1977, December 1979, and December 1980) of programs in 40 State and local…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Employment Programs
Bailis, Lawrence Neil – 1984
This report examines the status of coordination at State and local levels between the activities funded by the Service Delivery Areas and other employment and training programs on the one hand, and between these programs and private sector employers on the other. The status of coordination in Fiscal 1983, the last year of the Comprehensive…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Employment Programs, Federal Programs
Briney, Margorie; Long, James S. – 1985
This 1984 study (1) estimated the more enduring benefits of a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prevocational program for those who completed the program in 1979; and (2) identified the features of the CETA program that completers recalled as having contributed to these benefits. The 18-week CETA prevocational program was offered by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Educational Benefits
Attwood, Madge, Ed. – 1981
This monograph presents the views of four scholars concerning the relationship between education and work. In a paper entitled "Research and Evaluation Issues in Vocational Education," John T. Grasso focuses on the responsibility of vocational education to youth. The second paper, "Occupational Training: For Employers, for Trainers,…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Benefits, Educational Legislation
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 1984
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) conducted an examination of patterns and causes of fraud in Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs to determine how implementation of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs might be made less vulnerable to exploitation. GAO's investigation found that fraud and abuse in CETA programs…
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship
Brantley, Jerry; And Others – 1981
The Basic Skills Program described in this report was developed by Macomb County Community College (MCCC) as a semester-long pre-vocational program for Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) students. Following introductory material, Part I presents a general review of postsecondary developmental education programs for…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Planning, Community Colleges, Counseling
Wilken, William H.; Brown, Lawrence L., III – 1981
Federal funds for youth employment programs have increased for two decades, yet program effectiveness could improve if greater coordination between job training agencies and educational institutions were achieved. Initial coordination efforts gave educational agencies a major role in governing and operating the vocational education services needed…
Descriptors: Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation
King-Fitch, Catherine C. – 1982
This manual provides a set of guidelines and suggested practices for implementing a follow-through services component in conjunction with an employment and training program. It is based in part on a 1980 study conducted by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education in which Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
Hansen, Janet S.; Clewell, Beatriz – 1982
The major maintenance programs, changes brought about by the 1981 Omnibus Reconciliation Act, and the effects on students or prospective students are described. Attention is directed to Social Security, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, food stamps, public housing assistance, the Comprehensive Education and Training Act…
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Students, Dependents, Disabilities
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