Employment assistance programs (21 - 30 of 36 items)
Job Training Partnership Act: Information on Training, Placements, and Wages of Male and Female Participants
HRD-89-152FS: Published: Sep 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the occupations in which a representative sample of 5,467 male and female Job Training Partnership Act program participants were trained and subsequently placed.GAO found that: (1) over 3,800 participants received either occupational on-the-job or classroom training, while the remaining participants received only job search assistanc...
Job Training Partnership Act: Services and Outcomes for Participants With Differing Needs
HRD-89-52: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program, focusing on: (1) participants' readiness to enter the job market; (2) the type and intensity of services participants received according to their job readiness; (3) participant employment outcomes; and (4) differences among JTPA service delivery areas (SDA).GAO found that SDA: (1) gene...
Senate Bill 543: The Job Training Partnership Act Youth Employment Amendments of 1989
T-HRD-89-18: Published: May 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 11, 1989.
GAO discussed S. 543, the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Youth Employment Amendments of 1989. GAO found that the bill would: (1) target more program resources and services to economically disadvantaged persons; (2) revise the funding allocations to give increased weight to economically disadvantaged eligibles; (3) establish a separate set of performance standards for training hard-to-serve el...
Job Training Partnership Act: Participants, Services, and Outcomes
T-HRD-88-31: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1988.
GAO discussed its review of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) characteristics of individual participants; (2) kinds and intensity of services they received; and (3) occupations in which they received employment after leaving the program. GAO found that: (1) in the two job readiness groups, the program served significantly fewer school dropouts than among the eligible po...
Youth Job Training: Problems Measuring Attainment of Employment Competencies
HRD-87-33: Published: Feb 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1987.
GAO reviewed employment competencies for youth in job training programs that local service delivery areas (SDA) provided, specifically the: (1) extent and nature of youth competency systems; and (2) competency attainment data states used to judge local program performance.GAO found that, to evaluate employment competencies, the Department of Labor grouped them into three areas: (1) pre-employment...
School Dropouts: The Extent and Nature of the Problem
HRD-86-106BR: Published: Jun 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of national survey information on: (1) the number of school dropouts; (2) factors relating to youth dropping out of school; (3) factors associated with youth returning to school; (4) labor market consequences of dropping out; and (5) dropout assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) high school graduation rates have increased significa...
The Job Training Partnership Act: An Analysis of Support Cost Limits and Participant Characteristics
HRD-86-16: Published: Nov 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the Job Training Partnership Act's (JTPA) participant support cost limitations on the quality of training to determine: (1) the differences in the characteristics of participants; (2) how many service delivery areas requested and received waivers on support cost limitations; (3) the number of service delivery areas providing needs-bas...
Evidence Is Insufficient To Support the Administration's Proposed Changes to AFDC Work Programs
HRD-85-92: Published: Aug 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the first phase of its review of poverty among female heads of families, focusing on: (1) work programs aimed at poor women with families who receive assistance under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC); and (2) the Administration's proposal to change AFDC work programs in fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) many poor fem...
GAO's Work Relating to the Job Training Partnership Act
126832: May 2, 1985
GAO testified on the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), which superseded the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), focusing on: (1) the program for disadvantaged youth and adults; (2) participant support limitations and the participants being served; and (3) the dislocated workers program. GAO noted that the largest differences between JTPA and CETA participants were in their educati...