Womens Job Training Agenda.Report as inadecuate

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The Coalition on Women and Job Training has developed a women's job training agenda that focuses on nine issues related to women's full participation in training and achievement of economic self-sufficiency. The issues highlighted in the agenda are as follows: (1) the need to make long-term economic self-sufficiency the goal of all employment and training policies; (2) the importance of developing training programs to provide individuals with a mix of basic and advance academic skills, competencies in all aspects of industry, and a range of prevocational services; (3) the need for support services such as dependent care and transportation; (4) the importance of comprehensive and uniform evaluation of both student and program performance; (5) the need to ensure that women and other disadvantaged groups receive a fair share of the benefits of job creation efforts; (6) the potential pitfalls of instituting mandated employer contributions for worker training without ensuring gender and racial equality in allocation of the revenues raised; (7) the key role of apprenticeships in job training initiatives; (8) the essential nature of comprehensive welfare-to-work programs; and (9) the dangers of detrimental consolidation of agencies and services in the name of increased coordination. (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Coordination, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Employment Programs, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Government School Relationship, Job Development, Job Training, Position Papers, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Services, Sex Fairness, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Welfare Recipients

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Author: Women Work! The National Network for Women-s Employment, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10141&id=ED368858

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