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Comments on JTPA Bills
HRD-92-35R: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on its review of the impact of participant support on the program outcomes experienced by Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) enrollees. GAO noted that: (1) analysis at five service delivery areas indicated that single parents with a child under 6 years of age more often obtained jobs or experienced some positive outcome; (2) pending legislation w...
Apprenticeship Training: Administration, Use, and Equal Opportunity
HRD-92-43: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training's (BAT) operations, focusing on: (1) the use of apprenticeships to train workers; (2) federal and state resources dedicated to administering apprenticeships; and (3) the representation of minorities and women in apprenticeships.GAO found that: (1) BAT is responsible for registering or having state agencies...
Job Training Partnership Act: Racial and Gender Disparities in Services
T-HRD-91-42: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the Job Training Partnership Act Program (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) extent to which disparities occurred in individual service delivery areas (SDA); and (2) factors contributing to such disparities. GAO noted that: (1) preliminary data indicated that racial disparities existed in training provided to blacks in 11 to 20 percent of the SDA analyzed; (2) in those SDA, white participan...
U.S. and Foreign Strategies for Preparing Noncollege Youth for Employment
T-HRD-90-31: Published: Jun 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the preparation of noncollege youth in the United States and four foreign countries. GAO found that: (1) the United States fails to prepare noncollege youth for employment, equip them with necessary literacy skills, and provide them an effective transition from school to work; (2) 20 percent of young U.S. adults read below the eighth-grade level; (3) many children, primarily from low...
Job Training Partnership Act: Youth Participant Characteristics, Services, and Outcomes
HRD-90-46BR: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the characteristics of youth participating in Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, focusing on youth who were high school graduates or dropouts.GAO found that: (1) of 5,000 surveyed youth participating in 63 JTPA programs, 42 percent of out-of-school youth participants were school dropouts, 53 percent were members of...
Job Training Partnership Act: Information on Set-Aside Funding for Assistance to Older Workers
HRD-90-59FS: Published: Jan 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which states spent their Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) 3-percent funding set-aside to provide employment and training services to economically disadvantaged older workers.GAO found that: (1) although states did not fully expend their set-aside funds, expenditure rates increased from 28 percent in 1984 to 70 percen...
Education Reform: Initial Effects in Four School Districts
PEMD-89-28: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of state-mandated educational reforms on the academic achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment patterns of educationally disadvantaged secondary school students in four large school districts.GAO found that: (1) state-mandated education reforms included additional academic courses for high school graduation, exit examinations, tighten...
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...
Vocational Education: Opportunity to Prepare for the Future
T-HRD-89-31: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1989.
GAO discussed six states' implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Education Act, focusing on the extent to which targeted federal vocational education funds adequately serve the special populations and program improvement funds further specific activities. GAO found that: (1) federal emphasis shifted from maintaining outdated vocational education curricula to improving and modernizing local programs...
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...