Questionable Need for Some Department of Labor Training Programs: Report to the Congress

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General Accounting Office, 1978 - Apprentices - 66 pages
 

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Page 1 - Act to provide job training and employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed persons, and to assure that training and other services lead to maximum employment opportunities and enhance self-sufficiency by establishing a flexible and decentralized system of Federal, State, and local programs.
Page 1 - In the planning and development of strategies for new manpower legislation culminating in the passage of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 (CETA).
Page 60 - We recommend that the Secretary of Labor: -- Reevaluate the need for construction-related national on-the-job training, as well as training in trades having similar unemployment problems and terminate those contracts which are not achieving program objectives. -- Redirect available funding into' trades with current and projected skilled manpower shortages and low minority representation.
Page 26 - If the Secretary determines that a need exists for AOP, we recommend that its...
Page 51 - Programs, use competitive procurement procedures in accordance with Federal Procurement Regulations and obtain and use independent data in evaluating proposals to improve AOP and National OJT Program contracting services.
Page 63 - We recommend that the Secretary of Labor: -- Develop and put into practice monitoring and evaluation guidelines for AOP and national OJT programs which gauge program effectiveness and highlight program accomplishments in accordance with CETA program assessment requirements.
Page 26 - AOP focus back to apprenticeship only and — establishing effective criteria for contractor performance to — include the degree and level of services necessary to support placement credit claims...
Page 60 - Require that adequate training be provided to program participants while they are on the job or in classroom training...
Page 63 - Programs, utilize competitive procurement procedures in accordance with Federal Procurement Regulations and obtain and use independent data in evaluating proposals to improve contracting for AOP and National OJT program services.

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