Training utilization (21 - 30 of 45 items)
Workforce Investment Act: Substantial Funds Are Used for Training, but Little Is Known Nationally about Training Outcomes
GAO-05-650: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
The Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in 1998 seeking to create a system connecting employment, education, and training services to better match job seekers to labor market needs. However, questions have been raised about how WIA funds are being used and, in particular, how much is being spent on training. Contributing to the concern about the use of WIA funds is the lack of accur...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Reforms Have Accelerated Training Enrollment, but Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-04-1012: Published: Sep 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2004.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reform Act of 2002 consolidated two programs serving trade-affected workers and made changes to expand benefits and decrease the time it takes for workers to get services. GAO was asked to provide information on (1) how key reform provisions have affected program services, (2) what have been the challenges in implementing new provisions, (3) whether demand for...
Highlights of a GAO Forum: Workforce Challenges and Opportunities For 21st Century: Changing Labor Force Dynamics and the Role of Government Polices
GAO-04-845SP: Published: Jun 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
The U.S. workforce of the 21st century is expected to face a very different set of opportunities and challenges than previous generations. Demographic and economic trends indicate that the size and composition of the labor force, as well as the characteristics of many jobs, are changing in the 21st century. To discuss these changing labor force dynamics and the role of government policies, GAO hos...
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'...
PEMD-94-32R: Published: Sep 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed youth employment in certain high-wage occupations not requiring a college degree, focusing on the: (1) training paths for six occupations; (2) federal government's role in training youth for these occupations; and (3) barriers to training and employment in a given occupation. GAO noted that: (1) there are multiple training paths for each of the six...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Is Needed
T-HEHS-94-109: Published: Mar 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1994.
GAO discussed federal employment training programs and the Administration's proposal for consolidating programs that specifically target dislocated workers. GAO noted that: (1) a major overhaul and consolidation of the existing 154 programs is needed to create an effective and efficient employment training system; (2) the current fragmented system is administered by 14 different federal agencies;...
Military Downsizing: Persons Returning to Civilian Life Need More Help from DOD
HEHS-94-39: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA) provide transition assistance services to separating members and their spouses.GAO found that: (1) many separating service members and their spouses do not get timely transition services because the transition program does not receive adequate support from...
Dislocated Workers: Proposed Re-employment Assistance Program
HRD-94-61: Published: Nov 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed re-employment assistance program for workers who are displaced as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), focusing on whether the proposed program meets the goals for a successful re-employment program.GAO found that: (1) the proposed program contains similar problems identified in the T...
Multiple Employment Programs: National Employment Training Strategy Needed
T-HRD-93-27: Published: Jun 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1993.
GAO discussed the federal employment training programs and the need for a national employment training strategy. GAO noted that: (1) the fragmented system of federal programs creates problems that hamper attempts to help workers obtain training and employment; (2) duplication of services can add unnecessary costs to program operations and increase the burden to clients and employers; (3) a lack of...
The Job Training Partnership Act: Potential for Program Improvements But National Job Training Strategy Needed
T-HRD-93-18: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of title IIA of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in meeting the employment and training needs of the economically disadvantaged adults and youths. GAO noted that: (1) the program is only marginally increasing the earnings and employment of certain groups above comparable nonparticipating groups; (2) the effectiveness of training services in improving the empl...