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Sum, Andrew; Mangum, Garth; Taggart, Robert – 2002
Although young people across the United States have suffered disproportionately in the recent recession, the economic and social effects of high levels of youth unemployment have received only scant media and political attention and few state or federal dollars. Analyses of successful youth and young adult programs identified seven core principles…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Ladders, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Plein, L. Christopher – 2001
Structured work and training activities for welfare recipients in West Virginia began in 1962 when the state's entire caseload of two-parent families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children was enrolled in mandatory work and training activities. In 1980s-1990s, the Community Work Experience Program became an important tool in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Economic Climate, Economic Opportunities
Simms, Margaret C. – 1989
Several social objectives influence government sponsorship of employment programs: (1) training for mobility to reduce disruptions caused by change; and (2) increasing skill levels to increase productivity. Evaluation of program effectiveness considers whether the program served its target groups, what activities were provided, and what the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Disadvantaged, Eligibility
Smith, Thomas J. – 1993
For 30 years, the following programming strategies have become the backbone of public policy regarding youth employment: work experience, labor market preparation, job placement, on-the-job training, and occupational training. Three sources were used to analyze the effects of these core employment strategies on youth: a 1985 comprehensive study of…
Descriptors: Career Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Research
Taylor, Robert E., Ed.; And Others – 1982
This book, which contains the proceedings of the first in a series of annual Policy Forums on Employability Development conducted by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, is an examination of the contributions of the key training institutions in the United States to the preparation of young workers for work. Focusing on…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Employment Potential, Industrial Training
Choate, Pat – 1982
Although several fundamental forces are changing the American economy and the American work force, three conditions are pivotal--demographic change, technological change coupled with shifting conditions of competition, and the continuing inadequacies of both public- and private-sector employment and training policies. The employment and training…
Descriptors: Coordination, Economic Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1980
According to this annual report, the National Commission for Employment Policy concentrated on two primary areas during 1980. Much of its efforts were directed to exploring how the coordination between federally funded economic development programs and employment and training programs could be improved in order to expand employment opportunities…
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Career Change, Cooperative Programs
Sum, Andrew M.; Harrington, Paul E. – 1981
This report on labor force and occupational information needs of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsors begins with a description of the CETA legislation and programs. The role and use of this information in CETA policy-making and program planning is addressed. Chapter 2 reviews the prime sponsor planning process for CETA…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs
National Council on Employment Policy, Washington, DC. – 1982
Policymakers must review the accomplishments of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), problems associated with suggestions for its reform, and incremental reforms to the program that are required and possible. Despite the fact that research generally attests to CETA's success, the system suffers from a poor public image.…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educational Needs
Cummens, John A. – 1981
The issues of harmonization and autonomy as they affect vocational education and manpower policy development and the implementation of program service delivery are analyzed. Some of the background issues that have affected the relationship of vocational education and manpower, in particular the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), are…
Descriptors: Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Federal Government
Cook, Robert F.; And Others – 1985
A study examined the experiences of local governments throughout the United States in implementing the public service employment (PSE) component of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The study involved four rounds of observations (in July and December 1977, December 1979, and December 1980) of programs in 40 State and local…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Employment Programs
Knapp, Charles B. – 1982
The following three major issues should be addressed during the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) reauthorization debate: program objectives, program effectiveness, and CETA's reliability as a delivery system. Suggested as a tool to reduce unemployment, reduce inflation, reduce welfare dependency, and provide fiscal relief to state…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1981
The National Commission for Employment Policy has examined ways that the United States federal government could improve the economic situation of disadvantaged women. In particular, the Commission examined, during 1980, the role of education and employment and training programs in helping women to prepare for better paying occupations, and then…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adults, Apprenticeships, Blacks
Greenwood, Katy; And Others – 1981
The first in a series of publications addressing issues of linkage and coordination of job training programs in Texas, this paper focuses on the background of federal and state events requiring new strategies for coordination of job training programs in Texas and examines the nature and purpose of coordination of job training activities and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Coordination
Evans, Rupert E. – 1981
If it is to play a key role in the reindustrialization of the United States, vocational education must be improved. Although vocational education has grown substantially in size in recent years, its quality is spotty, characterized by excellent programs in some communities and poor programs in others. In order to contribute to reindustrialization,…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Disabilities, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship
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