ERIC Number: ED255691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-31
Explanation and Analysis of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
In addition to its significance to educators as a major revision of a Federal education and training program, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act contains many provisions that will have an impact on the relationship of vocational education to employers and the job training partnership community. The law requires that 43 percent of each State's Federal allotment be spent on program improvement, expansion and modernization, increased employer participation throughout the program, and a planning process focused on labor market conditions and employers' hiring needs. Fewer Federal funds will be used to maintain existing programs. The law is highly targeted toward special needs populations. In addition, it provides for two new programs--the Adult Training, Retraining, and Employment Development Program and the Industry-Education Partnership for Training in High Technology Occupations Program. Extensive coordination requirements have been developed to encourage joint planning and information exchange between vocational education and the Job Training Partnership Act programs. The law also shows increased awareness of the role of community-based organizations in serving special population groups; for the first time, these organizations will be able to receive Federal funds. (Author/MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Programs, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Retraining, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
National Alliance of Business, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($3.75).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Job Training Partnership Act 1982