Training That Works: Lessons from California's Employment Training Panel Program

Overview

Moore (management, California State University) provides a description and evaluation of California's Employment Training Panel Program, the largest state-funded customized training program in the country, and draws policy implications for the development of similar programs. Training outcomes, the impact of the program on companies, and the economic impact of the program are outlined, and recommendations for policymakers are given. Annotation ?2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR...
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Overview

Moore (management, California State University) provides a description and evaluation of California's Employment Training Panel Program, the largest state-funded customized training program in the country, and draws policy implications for the development of similar programs. Training outcomes, the impact of the program on companies, and the economic impact of the program are outlined, and recommendations for policymakers are given. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880992589
  • Publisher: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 232

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment ix
1 Introduction 1
State-Funded Training Programs 2
Purpose of This Book 4
2 A Policy History of ETP 7
Pay for Performance Shapes the Program 7
Funding Priorities: A Moving Target 9
How, and How Much, To Pay for Training 13
Notes 16
3 A Theoretical Perspective on the Participants in State Training Programs 17
Individual Workers: "Show Me the Money!" 17
Companies: An Investor's Perspective 20
The Training Consultant: The Hidden Hand 26
Government Agencies 33
4 Training Outcomes: Impact on the Trainees 35
The Impact on Earnings, Unemployment, and Employment Stability 36
Notes 60
5 ETP at Work: A Qualitative Examination of the Delivery of ETP Training and Its Impact on Trainees 63
Research Methods 64
An ETP Training Model 70
Field Research 78
Overall Impact of Training on Trainees 107
Impact of Training on Productivity 108
Impact of Training on Work Environment 110
Institutional Arrangements 112
Potential Training Effectiveness by Contract Type 117
What We Learned 122
Notes 123
6 Impact on Companies 125
Case Studies of the Impact of ETP-Funded Training on Company Performance 126
Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Training on Company Growth 140
7 The Economic Impact of ETP Training 153
The Training Outcomes and Their Economic Benefits 154
Notes 171
8 Recommendations 173
Recommendations for Policymakers 173
Methodology Recommednations for Evaluators 182
Appendix A Characteristics of Customized Training Programs, 1998-1999 197
References 201
The Authors 205
Index 207
About the Institute 219
Figures
4.1 Industry Distribution for All California Workers and Trainees
4.2 California Unemployment Rate, 1986-1999
4.3 Real Hourly Earnings in California, 1986-1999 (1995 dollars)
4.4 Percentage Completing Training
4.5a Labor Force Participation by Quarter, 1989-1990 Groups
4.5b Labor Force Participation by Quarter, 1990-1991 Groups
4.5c Labor Force Participation by Quarter, 1991-1992 Groups
4.5d Labor Force Participation by Quarter, 1992-1993 Groups
4.6a Average Number of Employers by Quarter, 1989-1990 Groups
4.6b Average Number of Employers by quarter, 1990-1991 Groups
4.6c Average Number of Employees by Quarter, 1991-1992 Groups
4.7 Employment Instability in the Year Before and After Training
5.1 Training Impact Model
5.2 Strong Positive Feedback
5.3 Moderate Positive Feedback
5.4 Negative Feedback
5.5 Potential Gains
5.6 Quality of Training
5.7 Trainee Ratings of Quality
5.8 Amount Trainees Reports Learning
5.9 Management Reinforcement of Training
5.10 Frequency Trainees Reported Using Skills
5.11 Impact on Productivity Trainees Reported
5.12 Relationship of Amount Learned and Skill Use to Impact on Productivity
5.13 Work Environment Changes Trainees Reported
5.14 Distribution of Trainees by Contract Type
5.15 Training Impact Model
Tables
4.1 Trainee Type Breakdown
4.2 Trainee Earnings Results
4.3 Trainee Unemployment Results
5.1 Fieldwork Company Sample
5.2 Regression Results for Quality Measures and Training Impact
5.3 Regression Results for Work Environment and Productivity
5.4 Training Effectiveness by Type of Training Contract
5.5 Trainee-Reported Quality and Amount Learned, by Contract Type
6.1 Trainees and Controls by Industry
6.2 Pre-Training Comparison of ETP Firms and Industry Controls
6.3 Growth of ETP Firms and Industry Controls Through First Year of Training
6.4 Pre-Training Comparison of ETP Firms by Contract Type
6.5 Growth of ETP Firms Though First Year After Training by Contract Type
6.6 Pre-Training Comparison of ETP Firms by Percent Trained
6.7 Growth of ETP Firms by Percent Trained Through First Year After Training
7.1 Training Outcomes and Economic Benefits
7.2 ETP Impact on the California Economy
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