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National Youth Employment Coalition, New York, NY. – 1991
This manual presents activities, practices, problems, and solutions relating to developing, conducting, and reviewing youth employment programs. Intended users are administrators of programs designed to help high risk Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) eligible youth gain vocational competence and obtain employment in the primary labor market.…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Case Studies, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential
Cantor, Jeffrey A. – 1985
The Maritime Trades Program is a cooperative training program that was established through the joint efforts of 14 shipyards in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Established in 1980, the program originally operated under the guidelines imposed by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). Now, however, the program operates in accordance…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development
An Introduction to Basic Skills Education for At-Risk Youth: A Decision Maker's Guide to Principles and Practices.
Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Center for Human Resources. – 1989
This guide was developed to help Private Industry Council members and Job Training Partnership Act Service Delivery Area directors, planners, and program managers to develop new services by providing an introduction to the elements of effective basic skills programs. The guide is organized in three major parts. Part 1 reviews the research on the…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
Common Elements. A Report of Coordination and Special Programs Serving Special Populations through Vocational Education and Job Training. FYs 1989 and 1990.
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield. – 1991
This report addresses key elements that are part of the responsibilities of state councils on vocational education as required by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984. A core of requirements known as "common elements" provide compatible information from all states and territories. The report is organized in three sections…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems
Ohio State Council on Vocational Education, Westerville. – 1988
A study examined a number of local settings in Ohio in which coordination and collaboration between key providers of services under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) were deemed exemplary. Its purpose was to identify elements contributing to successful coordination and collaboration that could be of potential use to others. Researchers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination
Recognition of Nontraditional Educational Experience. Guide to the Award of High School and Postsecondary Credit for Experiential Learning under the Job Training Partnership Act.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Policy Analysis. – 1987
This guide is intended to identify alternatives to the traditional school or college program for earning credit or credentials at the secondary and postsecondary levels, to present the policy of the New York State Board of Regents on the award of credit or credentials for nontraditional educational experiences, and to describe the benefits of…
Descriptors: Credits, Educational Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Experiential Learning
Finding One's Way: Career Guidance for Disadvantaged Youth. Research and Evaluation Report Series 93-D.
Allum, Keith F. – 1993
A study examined the types of career guidance (CG) opportunities that exist for disadvantaged youth. The essential elements and potential benefits of CG were identified through an extensive review of career development literature. National survey research, meta-analysis, and individual program documentation and evaluations were reviewed to…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques
How Can We Adapt the Positive Experiences of School-to-Work Programs, Especially Work-Based Learning, to JTPA Programs?
Churchill, Andrew – 1994
Several decades of studies evaluating youth employment programs funded through the nation's second-chance system have demonstrated the shortcomings of programs that concentrate on work experience alone and try to reverse years of inadequate education, discrimination, and alienation in a few weeks or months. The School-to-Work Opportunities Act…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Change Strategies
Compendium of Successful Pre-Employment/Work Maturity Youth Employment Competency Systems. A Compilation of Resources, Samples and Examples for Program Practitioners. Volumes I-II, Appendices.
Reingold (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1989
This two-volume compendium contains descriptions of youth employment systems developed by local Service Delivery Areas (SDAs) and Private Industry Councils (PICs) to help disadvantaged youth under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Designed for use by program practitioners, the document explains the context for the current program…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Compliance (Legal), Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth
Moving towards Quality Programs. Defining Criteria for Quality Program Designs Based on Lessons from Research and Experience.
Curnan, Susan P.; Melchior, Alan – 1994
Research conducted during the Youth Research and Technical Assistance project established that the process of designing effective job training/employment programs for at-risk youth can be framed in terms of the following broad themes: focusing on youth as youth by developing program designs that are appropriate for their age and level of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs
The Young, the Restless and the Jobless: The Case for a National Jobs Stimulus Program Targeted on America's Young Adults. Public Policy Issues Monograph.
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
Issues for Active State Management of the JTPA Title III Grant: A Guide for State Planners and Managers.
Reesman, Cilla J. – 1986
This technical assistance guide presents the various options available to state planners and managers in considering five elements of active grant management. Each element is treated in a separate chapter. Chapter 1 addresses issues surrounding the setting of policies that ensure that Title III grants complement state agendas. Chapter 2 concerns…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Dislocated Workers, Employment Programs
Cheverton, Sarah – 1992
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Congress have improved the quality, effectiveness, and integrity of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). A basic skills improvement program funded by the DOL was implemented in two Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, worksites. Several implications for managing the changes within JTPA related…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Employment Patterns, Job Training, Labor Force Development
Vocational-Technical Education. Preparing North Dakota's At-Risk Populations for Competitive Employment for the 1990s and Beyond. An Evaluation Report.
North Dakota State Council on Vocational Education, Bismarck. – 1989
North Dakota's vocational-technical education (VTE) system was evaluated in order to determine (1) the effectiveness and adequacy of the delivery system in carrying out the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act and the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and (2) the effectiveness and adequacy of the coordination between the two…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Coordination
Kolb, William J. – 1989
Now that basic skills have been linked to the economic prosperity of the country, businesses have become concerned about improving the basic skills of young people. A promising approach is the Summer Reporter Project conducted in Wisconsin as part of the summer programs of the Job Training Partnership Act. The program has three main elements: (1)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Skills, Dropout Prevention, Economic Development