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Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), previously named the Veterans Administration, has been providing veterans educational assistance (GI Bill®) benefits since 1944. The benefits have been intended, at various times, to compensate for compulsory service, encourage voluntary service, prevent unemployment, provide equitable benefits to all…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, Veterans Education, Student Financial Aid
Dortch, Cassandria – Congressional Research Service, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), previously named the Veterans Administration, has been providing veterans educational assistance (GI Bill®) benefits since 1944. This report describes the GI Bills enacted prior to 2008. Although participation in some programs has ended or is declining, the programs' evolution and provisions inform…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, Veterans Education, Student Financial Aid
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Khamis, Nor Kamaliana; Harun, Zambri; Tahir, Mohd Faizal Mat; Wahid, Zaliha; Sabri, Mohd Anas Mohd – International Education Studies, 2013
All engineering faculties in Malaysia are required to have at least three academics who have engineering competency for each program. Having an engineering competency means academics has obtained the compulsory endorsements from the Boards of Engineers, Malaysia, BEM. Upon approval, academics seeking such competency could carry the suffix Ir. to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Engineering, Technical Occupations
Training, 2011
Top companies realize how vital training is to their success and continue to invest in it, even in trying times. This article presents "Training" magazine's 11th annual ranking of the top companies with employee-sponsored workforce training and development. First-time No. 1 winner Farmers Insurance puts such a premium on learning that its new…
Descriptors: Corporations, Labor Force Development, Adult Education, Industrial Training
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Dearden, Lorraine; Emmerson, Carl; Frayne, Christine; Meghir, Costas – Journal of Human Resources, 2009
This paper evaluates a United Kingdom pilot study designed to test whether a means-tested conditional cash transfer paid to 16- to 18-year-olds for staying in full-time education is an effective way of reducing the proportion of school dropouts. The transfer's impact is substantial: In the first year, full-time education participation rates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, School Districts, Training Allowances
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Internships have become a prime form of professional capital, but many remain unpaid, and poorer students suffer. However, colleges--mostly small, private institutions--are coming to their aid, offering modest grants to make the all-important opportunities viable for a more diverse population. The programs reflect not only colleges' increased…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Career Development
Spielhofer, Thomas; Nelson, Julie; O'Donnell, Lisa; Sims, David – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2006
The results reported in this document are from a large scale survey of employers, apprentices, Local Learning and Skills Councils (LLSCs), and providers carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) between June 2005 and March 2006, which explored their views and experiences of the use and impact of training allowances.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Training Allowances
Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA. – 2003
Seventeen small and mid-sized employers from Annie E. Casey Foundation Jobs Initiative sites addressed the challenges of recruiting, retaining, and promoting frontline workers. Employers shared collaboration experiences with Jobs Initiatives sites to develop effective, efficient strategies to prepare and support low-income residents. Firms relied…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Programs, Coordination
Kilburn, M. Rebecca, Ed.; Asch, Beth J., Ed. – 2003
This publication explores the enlistment potential of college-market youth by examining the characteristics of the college-market population and the implications of these characteristics for designing effective recruiting policies. Chapter 1, "Introduction: Trends and Theoretical Considerations" (M. Rebecca Kilburn, Beth J. Asch),…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Career Choice, College Bound Students, Dropouts
Galvin, Tammy – Training, 2003
Identifies the top 100 U.S. companies in terms of the amount spent on training and development, the number of hours of training per employee, percentage of payroll spent on training, and tuition allotment per employee. Describes best practices in succession planning and leadership development, mentoring, and job shadowing and provides a detailed…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Education, Corporations, Employment Practices
Long, Michael – 2002
The extent of employer-supported education and training in Australia was examined by analyzing data from the Training Expenditure Surveys (TES), which gathered information from firms, and the Surveys of Education and Training Experience (SETE), which gathered information from workers. The TES showed an approximately 10% decline in the hours of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Data Analysis, Definitions, Education Work Relationship
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 2002
The U.S. Congress asked the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to determine the following: (1) to what extent states were spending their Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds and whether the Department of Labor's (Labor's) data accurately reflected available funds; (2) what Labor did to assess how states were managing their WIA spending; and (3)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation
Moore, Richard W.; Addy, Ronald; Blake, Daniel R.; Gorman, Philip C.; Herczeg, Claire F.; Phillips, G. Michael; Shipley, Daniella – 2002
Evaluation of the role of structured on-site training (SOST) in the Employment Training Panel's (ETP's) training program involved 10 case studies of active ETP projects with SOST, survey of 50 recently closed projects with SOST, face-to-face interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders, Delphi survey of consultants, and quantitative analysis…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Contract Training, Employment Programs, Experiential Learning
Training, 2002
Identifies the top 100 companies in terms of the amount spent on training and development, the number of hours of training per employee, percentage of payroll spent on training, and tuition allotment per employee. Describes best practices in succession planning and leadership development, mentoring, and job shadowing and provides a detailed…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Education, Corporations, Employment Practices
McKeown, Mary P. – 1996
This article reviews the development of state funding formulas or guidelines for public higher education. Originally viewed as a means to distribute public funds in a rational and equitable manner, they now are complicated methodologies. Funding formulas are all-inclusive or itemized; most states use the itemized approach. There are three…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Funding Formulas
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