Vocational education (1 - 10 of 28 items)
Job Corps: Participant Selection and Performance Measurement Need to Be Improved
T-HEHS-98-37: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Job Corps, a $1-billion program administered by the Department of Labor, focusing on how Labor can improve the selection of Job Corps participants and how it can improve the information it has available on program placements in order to adequately manage the program and assess placement contractor performance.GAO noted that: (1) Job Corps needs to...
Education and Employment Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-19: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Education and Employment issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) whether the federal government is effectively using its education resources to support and encourage state and local education programs; (2) how the federal government can ensure that eligible students have access to quality higher education while encouraging cost containment and...
Job Corps: Comparison of Federal Program With State Youth Training Initiatives
HEHS-96-92: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified state and local youth training programs that incorporate four basic characteristics of the Job Corps Program: (1) serving a severely disadvantaged population; (2) providing basic education instruction; (3) focusing on vocational training services; and (4) providing those services in a residential setting.GAO found that: (1) while many state and l...
Job Corps Program
HEHS-96-61R: Published: Nov 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Job Corps Program is operating at the state-level. GAO noted that: (1) nationally, about 54 percent of Job Corps participants received Job Corps training in their state of residence in 1993, but the percentage per state varied considerably; (2) 6 states had no Job Corps centers operating within their borders; and (3) states'...
Vocational Education: 2-Year Colleges Improve Programs, Maintain Access for Special Populations
HEHS-95-163: Published: Jul 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared student participation and changes in vocational education programs between the 1991 and 1994 school years, focusing on: (1) the extent to which 2-year colleges have enhanced the quality of vocational education programs; and (2) special population groups' participation in vocational education programs and access to support services.GAO found that:...
Vocational Education: Changes at High School Level After Amendments to Perkins Act
HEHS-95-144: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared student participation and program features in high school vocational education programs between the 1991 and 1994 school years, focusing on the: (1) availability of support services; (2) the extent to which program students attended college or found employment following graduation; and (3) extent to which schools have enhanced the quality of voca...
Education and Employment Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-17(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Education and Employment issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Vocational Education: Status in 2-Year Colleges in 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change
HRD-93-89: Published: Aug 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed vocational education programs at 2-year colleges from 1990 to 1991, focusing on changes in vocational education program quality and targeted groups' participation.GAO found that: (1) most 2-year colleges implemented quality vocational education approaches and other improvements in academic year 1990 through 1991; (2) the number of colleges that r...
Vocational Education: Status in School Year 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change at Secondary Level
HRD-93-71: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on vocational education during school year 1990 through 1991, focusing on: (1) the status of vocational programs in secondary schools; and (2) changes to vocational programs nationwide.GAO found that: (1) although schools generally do not have many of the quality components and instructional approaches needed, changes in vocational-te...
Job Corps Costs and Outcomes
HRD-93-16R: Published: Feb 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs, outcomes, and administrative structure of the Job Corps program, focusing on: (1) cost differences between centers run by contractors and federal Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC); (2) outcomes for students trained by national sole-source contractors; and (3) sole-source contractors' hiring of students. GAO noted that: (...