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  • Individual Author: Melendez, Edwin
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book
    Year: 2004

    The studies presented here constitute a significant step towards a comprehensive assessment of the role that community organizations played in revamping the employment services industry. Most importantly, they show how a new style of labor market intermediary has evolved from focusing almost exclusively on the provision of employment services to job seekers to simultaneously addressing the needs of both job seekers and employers (Author Abstract).

    The studies presented here constitute a significant step towards a comprehensive assessment of the role that community organizations played in revamping the employment services industry. Most importantly, they show how a new style of labor market intermediary has evolved from focusing almost exclusively on the provision of employment services to job seekers to simultaneously addressing the needs of both job seekers and employers (Author Abstract).

  • Individual Author: O'Leary, Christopher J.; Straits, Robert A.; Wandner, Stephen A.
    Year: 2005

    This book provides a broad overview of federally funded job training programs. The notable list of contributors review what training consists of and how training programs are implemented under 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.

    Performance management under WIA is examined, as well as the effectiveness of training programs. In addition, public training programs are compared to private training provided in the United States and to public training programs offered in other industrial nations. (author abstract)

    Contents

    1. U.S. Job Training: Types, Participants, and History / Christopher J. O'Leary, Robert A. Straits, Stephen A. Wandner
    2. Performance Management of U.S. Job Training Programs / Burt S. Barnow, Jeffrey A. Smith
    3. The Effectiveness of Publicly Financed Training in the United States: Implications for WIA and Related Programs / Christopher T. King
    4. ...

    This book provides a broad overview of federally funded job training programs. The notable list of contributors review what training consists of and how training programs are implemented under 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.

    Performance management under WIA is examined, as well as the effectiveness of training programs. In addition, public training programs are compared to private training provided in the United States and to public training programs offered in other industrial nations. (author abstract)

    Contents

    1. U.S. Job Training: Types, Participants, and History / Christopher J. O'Leary, Robert A. Straits, Stephen A. Wandner
    2. Performance Management of U.S. Job Training Programs / Burt S. Barnow, Jeffrey A. Smith
    3. The Effectiveness of Publicly Financed Training in the United States: Implications for WIA and Related Programs / Christopher T. King
    4. Implementation Issues in Delivering Training Services to Adults under WIA / Ronald D'Amico, Jeffrey Salzman
    5. The Use of Service Providers and Brokers/Consultants in Employment and Training Programs / Janet O. Javar, Stephen A. Wandner
    6. Individual Training Accounts, Eligible Training Provider Lists and Consumer Reporting Systems / Paul Decker, Irma Perez-Johnson
    7. The Scope of Employer-Provided Training in the United States: Who, What, Where, and How Much? / Robert I. Lerman, Signe-Mary Mckernan, Stephanie Riegg
    8. International Experience with Job Training: Lessons for the United States / Lori G. Kletzer, William L. Koch
    9. Public Job Training: Experience and Prospects / Christopher J. O'Leary, Robert A. Straits, Stephen A. Wandner
  • Individual Author: Lerman, Robert I.
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book
    Year: 2008

    Can the U.S. economy generate healthy growth of “good” jobs—jobs that will ensure a steady improvement in the standard of living for the middle class and that will offer a way out of poverty for low-income Americans? In this book, leading policy analysts examine the challenges facing current U.S. labor market policy and propose concrete steps to make American workers and employers more competitive in a global economy. (Author Abstract)

    Can the U.S. economy generate healthy growth of “good” jobs—jobs that will ensure a steady improvement in the standard of living for the middle class and that will offer a way out of poverty for low-income Americans? In this book, leading policy analysts examine the challenges facing current U.S. labor market policy and propose concrete steps to make American workers and employers more competitive in a global economy. (Author Abstract)

  • Individual Author: Sommer, Teresa Eckrich; Sabol, Terri; Smith, Tara; Dow, Steven; Barczak, Monica; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; King, Christopher T.
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book, Report
    Year: 2015

    Two-generation programs - which provide workforce development, skills training, and social capital development to parents while their children attend quality early childhood education programs - are a promising anti-poverty strategy and are gaining interest across the country. Early childhood education programs, like Head Start and Early Head Start, are central resources for improving the life opportunities of low-income children. Yet, few early learning centers explicitly target parents for postsecondary education and career training, despite the fact that increased parental education and family income are associated with better outcomes for children. The Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Oklahoma (CAP Tulsa) is at the forefront of innovation, implementation, and evaluation of two-generation programming. CAP Tulsa is a large, comprehensive antipoverty agency that focuses on early childhood education and economic security for families; it also serves as the Head Start and Early Head Start grantee for Tulsa County. It is one of the only fully operational, two-generation...

    Two-generation programs - which provide workforce development, skills training, and social capital development to parents while their children attend quality early childhood education programs - are a promising anti-poverty strategy and are gaining interest across the country. Early childhood education programs, like Head Start and Early Head Start, are central resources for improving the life opportunities of low-income children. Yet, few early learning centers explicitly target parents for postsecondary education and career training, despite the fact that increased parental education and family income are associated with better outcomes for children. The Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Oklahoma (CAP Tulsa) is at the forefront of innovation, implementation, and evaluation of two-generation programming. CAP Tulsa is a large, comprehensive antipoverty agency that focuses on early childhood education and economic security for families; it also serves as the Head Start and Early Head Start grantee for Tulsa County. It is one of the only fully operational, two-generation human capital programs that combine early childhood education services with stackable career training for parents. In 2010, CAP Tulsa was the recipient of a large federal award from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to bring its novel two-generation program to scale. (Excerpt from author introduction)

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