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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
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
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
Pasquale, Mathew; Morrison, Wade – Vocational Education Journal, 1986
Discusses the concept of "fixed-unit price contracting," an arrangement that is becoming popular with private industry councils (PICs). Guidelines include (1) find out as much as you can about the PIC's requirements; (2) figure out whether you can meet the PIC's requirements; and (3) keep in mind that most elements of a fixed-unit price…
Descriptors: Contracts, Job Training, Private Financial Support, Program Budgeting
Ludwig, Terry; And Others – 1984
The Admiral Corporation, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the area administrative entity for the Job Training Partnership Act (JPTA), and Carl Sandburg Community College (CSCC) recently joined in an effort to provide training and jobs for unemployed workers in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Employment Programs
Rezabek, Dale J.; Saul, A. Christine – 1986
A study examined five local work training programs in California that have combined resources from both the federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and the public education system. The programs studied are located in San Diego County (Ramona), Montebello, San Francisco (Chinatown), Shasta County, and southeast Los Angeles County. In these…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives
Taggart, Robert – 1983
In times of economic recession, dollars for job training and job placement programs grow scarcer, and those that are available tend to go to middle-class workers who are displaced or temporarily unemployed. The structurally unemployed--primarily the poor, the less educated, and minority youth--find it harder to compete for the needed training, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Development, Educational Needs
Smith, R. C. – 1983
This study argues that school-to-work programs should be institutionalized in the schools to provide assistance to students without vocational education, who are not headed for college. Such students, it is asserted, are often disadvantaged, minority, and otherwise underserved youth. The report examines the issue of "school-to-work"…
Descriptors: Career Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
Weinbaum, Sandy; Wirmusky, Frank – 1994
The 14 Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)-funded youth employment programs to which the Academy for Educational Development (AED) has delivered technical assistance for the past 5 years illustrate several important conditions for effective programming and "best practices" in the field of youth employment and training. Four of the JTPA…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Youth Programs: Practical Lessons from Research and Program Experience, 1988
This issue features articles on basic skills enrichment for summer job programs and on the recent revisions to the Job Training Partnership Act's (JTPA's) performance standards system. "Basic Skills and Summer Enrichment: An Interview with Gordon Berlin" focuses on the summer enrichment movement in general and the Summer Training and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Disadvantaged, Employment Potential
JTPA Issues, 1990
The first three steps to developing a program that is both effective and efficient are participant selection, recruitment, and assignment. They require thinking about the populations to be targeted, considering how to open the door to the population and how to get the population in the door, and determining the services that are needed. The Job…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Employment Programs
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations. – 1983
These Congressional hearings contain testimony dealing with the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Included among those persons providing testimony at the hearings were representatives of the following agencies and organizations: the National Governors' Association, the Department of Labor, the Office of Management and Budget, the National…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs
Caldwell, Melissa B. – 1984
This report summarizes a national invitational conference at which 36 representatives from business, industry, education, and government addressed the ways in which the issues of skill obsolescence, unemployment, illiteracy, displacement, and finance of career development affect adult learners, employers, and providers of education and training.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Development, Cooperative Planning
Briscoe, John A.; Buckheit, James – 1989
The Pennsylvania Summer Youth Service Corps (SYSC) is an effort to assimilate the ideals of community service exemplified by the Peace Corps, VISTA, and the Civilian Conservation Corps with the long-established Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP). SYSC differs from the existing summer youth employment program by its focus and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Sumner, Jack; Wilson, Ric – 1983
Adult retraining is an important area for educators to understand because there appear to be some changes developing in the delivery of education and training. One change relates to the entry of private enterprise into the training field, such as the computer courses being held by Radio Shack. Other changes concern the population to be educated.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education
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