U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDCP

ISSUE DATE

April 15, 1997

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 25-96
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : ROBERT S. KENYON
Acting Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Technical Assistance Tools for Private Sector Summer Youth Employment Programs

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the publication and distribution of the "Casebook of Private Sector Summer Youth Employment Programs" and the "Summer Employment Resource Guide: Involving the Private Sector."

  2. Reference. Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 3-96, dated January 28, 1997, entitled "Program Guidance and Allocations for the Calendar Year 1997 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP)."

  3. Background. As stated in TEGL No. 3-96, the Department of Labor (DOL) contracted with Westat, Inc. to produce a casebook which details the diverse experiences of 19 service delivery areas (SDAs) in establishing and operating summer jobs programs for economically disadvantaged youth that involve private employers and/or contributors. The sites selected for this casebook represent all 10 Regions; urban, suburban and rural locations; large and small programs; different organizational models; and a variety of innovative features. By showcasing such a cross-section of programs, the casebook presents a variety of successful strategies and models for involving the private sector in creating summer jobs.

    DOL also contracted with the Maryland Institute for Employment and Training Professionals to produce a "how-to" manual providing information to assist SDAs in involving the private sector in summer jobs programs. This "how-to" guide contains different approaches for engaging businesses as well as suggested marketing strategies, sample marketing materials, and plans which can be adapted for local use.

  4. Distribution. Copies of the casebook and resource guide are being provided under separate cover to all State JTPA liaisons for distribution to SDAs, as well as the State JTPA agency.

  5. Inquiries. Questions may be directed to Stephanie Curtis on (202) 219-7533.

  6. Separate Cover. (JTPA Liaisons only)

    1. Casebook of Private Sector Summer Youth Employment Programs

    2. Summer Employment Guide: Involving the Private Sector

 

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