Job Training Policy in the United States

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Job Training Policy in the United States

Christopher J. O'Leary, Robert A. Straits, and Stephen A. Wandner, Editors

This volume provides a broad overview of federally funded job training programs. The contributors review what job training is and how training programs have been implemented under the ...
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Overview

Job Training Policy in the United States

Christopher J. O'Leary, Robert A. Straits, and Stephen A. Wandner, Editors

This volume provides a broad overview of federally funded job training programs. The contributors review what job training is and how training programs have been implemented under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In particular, they examine training service providers and methods of delivering training services, including the use of individual training accounts and eligible training provider lists.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice Magazine
While intended for a targeted audience of employment policymakers, this exposition is relatively concise and nontechnical and will be a useful resource for others, including researchers and students interested in the past, present, and future of job training in the U.S.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880993074
  • Publisher: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 340

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 U.S. Job Training: Types, Participants, and History 1
2 Performance Management of U.S. Job Training Programs 21
3 The Effectiveness of Publicly Financed Training in the United States: Implications for WIA and Related Programs 57
4 Implementation Issues in Delivering Training Services to Adults under WIA 101
5 The Use of Service Providers and Brokers/Consultants in Employment and Training Programs 135
6 Individual Training Accounts, Eligible Training Provider Lists, and Consumer Report Systems 177
7 The Scope of Employer-Provided Training in the United States: Who, What, Where, and How Much? 211
8 International Experience with Job Training: Lessons for the United States 245
9 Public Job Training: Experience and Prospects 289
Appendix A Job Training Data 311
The Authors 327
Conference Attendees 329
Index 337
About the Institute 359
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