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US Department of Education, 2010
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Readers will find funding information, contact information, and a web site for…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Improvement, Adult Education
Clymer, Carol; Edwards, Keisha; Ponce, Joseph; Wyckoff, Laura – 2002
This guide was developed to help concerned community members, groups, and organizations learn about major federal and state funds for employment-related youth programs and to direct them to additional funding resources. The guide discusses several types of employment-related activities that help young people become healthy and productive adults.…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Financial Support
Pines, Marion; Callahan, Jim – 2000
This guide is designed to provide practical information for community leaders, local Workforce Investment Boards, Youth Councils, staff, and others committed to effective youth and workforce development. Its four sections provide technical assistance and training materials for Youth Councils. Chapter 1, "Planning the Menu," defines youth…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Instructional Materials
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 2000
This report presents an analysis of research on the state of transition, post-secondary education, and employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities over the past 25 years. It identifies what has worked in the areas of transition planning, services, and supports. It also considers what should work in light of unmet needs and…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Federal Aid
Miles, Curtis – 2000
A study examined the job-training needs of high-risk adults to determine who they are, what they need in order to obtain productive careers paying a living wage, what is available, what works and doesn't, and what South Carolina should do to assist this population. Data were obtained from several dozen focus groups across the state, discussion…
Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, Educational Needs, Employment Problems
Callahan, Jim; Pines, Marion – 1999
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 mandates the creation of youth councils to bring together the major resource and delivery systems that have youth as a major "customer." These systems include the following sectors: education; public housing; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families agencies; WIA partners; the justice system; and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Annotated Bibliographies, At Risk Persons
Maine State Dept. of Labor, Augusta. – 1999
This handbook is designed to help Maine's citizens and business persons understand why work force development is important in Maine and how Maine's new work force development system will be organized to enable the state to implement the Workforce Investment Act. The following are among the topics discussed throughout the handbook: (1) the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Counseling Services