ERIC Number: ED461743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-19
Job Training Partnership Act Title II-C Out-of-School Youth Performance Audit.
Office of Inspector General (DOL), Washington, DC.
The Job Training Partnership Act's Out-of-School Youth program (OSY) was audited to determine whether participants' reported outcomes for positive terminations were accurate and fully documented and what impact program interventions had on participants' post-program earnings. Program services and outcomes were audited for 499 OSY participants at 34 randomly selected Service Delivery Areas. Findings indicated that positive program outcomes that were sufficiently documented were significantly lower than those reported; a significant number of entered unsubsidized employment terminations were reported in error and others were in question; documentation supporting youth employability enhancements was seriously deficient; participants' post-program earnings were affected by program interventions and level of participants' participation; post-program earnings were directly impacted by the type of training a participant received; and almost half of the training activities to address participants' barriers were not completed. (Appendixes include primary criteria for youth employability enhancements; sampling plan for the audit; and Deputy Assistant Secretary's response to the draft report.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audits (Verification), Employment Potential, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Out of School Youth, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Wages, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.oig.dol.gov/public/reports/oa/2001/06-01-001-03-340.pd f.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Inspector General (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Workforce Investment Act 1998