ERIC Number: ED264329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-6
The Job Training Partnership Act: An Analysis of Support Cost Limits and Participant Characteristics.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
This publication reports on a recent study that compared the new Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) with its predecessor, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The study was conducted to determine how the JTPA limit on money for program administration affected the type of individual served and the training provided in the transition year 1984. It was found that the current training act served a better-educated clientele--more high school graduates and students and fewer dropouts--than CETA participants. Participants in JTPA generally received less financial support and were more likely to be enrolled in on-the-job training. The number of participants enrolled in work experience programs decreased. While the factors that caused these changes are unclear, the limitation on participant support costs under JTPA does not appear to be a factor. Service delivery areas generally received the waivers on cost limitations that they requested, but few requested such waivers. Thus, any changes that occurred may have been due more to program implementation activities than to the legislatively imposed limitation. (GC)
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Program Costs, Program Implementation, Resource Allocation, Work Experience Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free of charge, additional copies $3.25 each).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Job Training Partnership Act 1982