ERIC Number: ED457355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
A Report on Early State and Local Progress towards WIA Implementation. Final Interim Report.
D'Amico, Ronald; Kogan, Deborah; Kreutzer, Suzanne; Wiegand, Andrew; Baker, Alberta; Carrick, Gardner; McCarthy, Carole
Early state and local progress toward implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) was reviewed. Data were collected through visits to selected sites in Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Vermont and a 90-item Workforce System Information and Evaluation (WSIE) data collection form. The following aspects of WIA implementation were examined: plan development and submittal; governance and administration; service design and delivery; program administration and support; linkages between school-to-work and WIA planning; and overall progress toward implementation. In most states, WIA's major precepts had already been incorporated into state legislation or local practice before passage of the WIA. The following key challenges in WIA implementation were identified: (1) expanding and enriching the menu of available core and intensive services; (2) clarifying relationships among one-stop service delivery partners; (3) improving federal/state guidance and state/local response; (4) improving employer services and increasing the level of employer involvement; (5) developing comprehensive youth services; and (6) developing and improving a shared workforce development management information system. (Appended are the WSIE data collection instrument, information about constructing a WSIE composite index of readiness, the Department of Labor's "Planning Guidance and Instructions for Submission of the Strategic Five-Year Plan," and highlights from the evaluation.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Budgeting, Career Centers, Career Education, Case Studies, Coordination, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Management Information Systems, National Surveys, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Shared Resources and Services, State Programs, Strategic Planning, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/00-wia-report.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Policy Research Associates, Menlo Park, CA.; TATC Consulting, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Kentucky; Pennsylvania; Texas; Utah; Vermont
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998