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Bell, Brenda L. – 1989
A companion to a previous publication called "Private Industry Council Roles and Options," this document is intended to help State Job Training Coordinating Council members and other interested parties better understand the scope and significance of the councils' mission. It provides basic information on the mission, roles, functions,…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Educational Policy, Employment Programs, Job Training
Ainsworth, Robert G. – 1989
This booklet provides an overview of the labor market problems facing Indians and Native Americans, the most economically disadvantaged ethnic group in the United States. It summarizes Indian policy, particularly major policies and laws that relate to early trade restrictions and the exploitation of Indians through trade; their forced removal from…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians
Reingold (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1989
This document comprises a department-by-department review of the major federal programs and activities serving youth in 1989-90. Youth initiatives in the following agencies are described and new activities and significant changes are discussed: (1) U.S. Department of Labor; (2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; (3) U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compensatory Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support
Institute of Applied Research, St. Louis, MO. – 1989
This handbook is a summary of research that was a follow-up to a comprehensive study of women and employment conducted in 1987. In that study, a statewide sample of working women in Missouri was asked about problems ("barriers") they had experienced in relation to work. The data were analyzed in terms of women reporting the most severe…
Descriptors: Day Care, Disadvantaged, Displaced Homemakers, Employed Women
North Dakota State Council on Vocational Education, Bismarck. – 1987
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the North Dakota Council on Vocational Education on the effectiveness and adequacy of the state vocational education delivery system in carrying out the purposes of two federal acts, along with the coordination that took place between the two acts. The acts are the Carl D. Perkins Vocational…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1989
A study was conducted of a representative sample of 5,467 adult Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants who exited the program between July 1, 1985, and June 30, 1986 to determine the occupations in which male and female participants were trained and subsequently placed. Job skill level was classified as higher, moderate, or lower-level…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Females
St. John, Edward P. – 1989
This document identifies and describes the sources of public support for postsecondary vocational training in the United States, including the mix of public assistance that is currently available to economically disadvantaged individuals. Following an introduction, the second section is an overview of the general financing situation. Tables report…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Eligibility
Wong, Kenneth K. – 1988
This report surveys the vocational education system, work experience programs, and job training programs for youths in Chicago. The report is organized in five sections. It begins with a brief review of the socioeconomic context that affects youth employment in the city of Chicago. Section 2 examines vocational training in the Chicago public…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
Burns, Jim; Thomas, Sandra Hutton – 1989
This document describes the activities at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois, to recruit and train special needs students in academic and vocational programs. The final objective of the activities, begun in June 1988 and funded by a Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) grant, was that the students would leave the educational program…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
Dorn, Jenna – 1989
A number of factors have led to the crisis of work force unpreparedness that the United States now faces, including revolutionary changes that mean businesses now succeed on the qualities of their human rather than material resources. Jobs are demanding better reading, writing, and reasoning skills, and mental agility has replaced manual dexterity…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Administration, Educational Change
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1990
This report (1) focuses on issues that have caused Hispanics to be underserved by training programs funded under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA); (2) discusses the implications of these issues for the success of the JTPA system in meeting its goal of training economically disadvantaged people; and (3) presents specific recommendations for…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Disadvantaged
Figueroa, Jose R.; And Others – 1989
This document reports a study that investigated state management of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Title II-A programs and the Wagner-Peyser 10 percent set-aside for program years 1985 and 1986 to identify the most effective and efficient state JTPA management practices. Following an executive summary and introduction, section 1 contains…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, Washington, DC. – 1988
This report examines the literacy-related activities of organizations funded under Title IV, Section 402 of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Section 402 is a special program within JTPA that delivers training, employment, education, and support services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The survey: (1) documents the various literacy and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Compliance (Legal)
Thompson, Lawrence H. – 1988
The U.S. General Accounting Office studied the characteristics of individual participants in training provided by the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), the kinds and intensity of services they received, and the occupations in which they were employed after leaving the program. Visits to 63 randomly selected service delivery areas provided…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY. – 1988
Hispanic-American dropouts are a population seriously at risk socially and economically in the United States. A recent study by the Hispanic Policy Development Project (HPDP), "Too Late to Patch: Reconsidering Second-Chance Opportunities for Hispanic and Other Dropouts," suggests a number of programs that can benefit the 1.8 million…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Economic Opportunities
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