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Brown, Larry – 2001
Youth development lies at the heart of the Workforce Investment Act and the Youth Opportunity Movement. Like employment training programs for adults, employment training programs for youth should focus on acquisition of skills, gainful employment, and productive citizenship. Beyond these three characteristics, it is essential that programs for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption (Ideas), Adult Programs, Community Programs
Tsoi-A-Fatt, Rhonda; Harris, Linda; Thakur, Mala; Larsen, Jonathan – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2007
Every day, an estimated 2,500 students across the nation drop out of high school. In the last decade, approximately 30 percent of students who enrolled in high school have failed to graduate four years later. The situation is even more dismal for youth of color. In 2003, only 55 percent of African Americans and 53 percent of Hispanics graduated…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Change, High Schools, Federal Legislation
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This is a congressional hearing on how vocational and technical education and job training work together to better prepare workers for the 21st century workforce and on successful educational and job training activities and initiatives in Indiana (IN). Testimony includes statements from United States representatives (Howard P. "Buck"…
Descriptors: Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Hearings
Banovetz, James M., Ed. – 2000
According to the most recent National Adult Literacy Survey, nearly half of Illinois adults lack sufficient reading proficiency to ensure job success and advancement in 21st century workplaces. The Test of Adult Basic Education is currently used as a pretest/posttest in Illinois' existing adult basic education, adult secondary education, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Change Strategies
Atkinson, Robert D. – 2001
This paper presents specific steps elected officials, program managers, and other policymakers can take to craft a more effective workforce development system intended to give workers the tools they need to succeed in the new economy. First, the new labor market and work systems are discussed. The paper then lays out eight principles for all…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Charter Schools, Curriculum Design, Economic Development
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This report presents the testimony and submissions presented at the first of a series of Congressional hearings on workforce development and reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. Statements were given by the following individuals: (1) Buck McKeon, U.S. (United States) Congressman from California; (2) John Tierney, U.S. Congressman from…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This Congressional report contains the testimony presented at a hearing to examine the extent to which Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work services are being provided through the one-stop career centers established through the Workforce Investment Act and to determine how such linkages are impacting program participants. The oral…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Centers, Cooperative Planning, Coordination
Jurmo, Paul – 1998
A review of literature and work with focus groups shows that, although adult education has always focused on helping undereducated adults prepare for work, since the early 1990s there has been emphasis on work force development (helping prepare the work force and get them into rewarding productive jobs) and workplace (organizational) change. A…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Education Work Relationship
Nilsen, Sigurd R. – 2002
Coordination between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)-related programs and Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)'s one-stop centers increased since spring 2000, when WIA was first implemented. Nearly all states reported some coordination between the programs at either the state or the local level. Most often, coordination took one…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination
Callahan, Jim; Pines, Marion – 1999
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 mandates the creation of youth councils to bring together the major resource and delivery systems that have youth as a major "customer." These systems include the following sectors: education; public housing; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families agencies; WIA partners; the justice system; and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Annotated Bibliographies, At Risk Persons
Fleegler, Robert – 1999
As a result of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, new local institutions--youth councils--will assume responsibility for coordinating school-to-work with other youth programming and other labor force development planning and policies. They will also have responsibility for allocating resources for each labor market region. The National…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Career Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning