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

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TPP

ISSUE DATE

May 15, 1997

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 30-96
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : ROBERT S. KENYON
Acting Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Experiences and Lessons of the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the publication and distribution of a new publication -- Experiences and Lessons of the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration and to request assistance in distributing pages 1 and 2 of the Executive Summary, which were inadvertently left out of the original publication.

  2. Background. Over the past decade, global competition and calls for upgrading the American workforce have generated public interest in the preparation of American youth for employment.

    To promote and evaluate initiatives designed to address this concern, the Department of Labor (DOL) sponsored the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration. The demonstration began in September 1990 with grants to six organizations to develop and implement a wide array of school-to-work-based learning approaches.

    A report presenting a final assessment of the early implementation experiences of the demonstration programs and the students who participated in them, was prepared for ETA by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR), of Princeton, New Jersey. The report presents a final assessment of the early implementation experiences of the demonstration programs and the students who participated in them. The findings and recommendations contained in this report are the culmination of more than four years of program observation and data collection conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) which began an evaluation of the demonstration in June 1991. During this period, as evidence on barriers and promising practices emerged from this and other research efforts and as Federal priorities shifted, the policy context for and expectations of school-to-work initiatives evolved.

    Copies of the Mathematica report, Experiences and Lessons of the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration, have been distributed under separate cover. However, inadvertently, pages 1 and 2 of the Executive Summary were not included in the publication. Under separate cover you will receive copies of these two pages.

  3. Action Required. Please ensure that pages 1 and 2 of the Executive Summary are distributed to all those who received copies of Experiences and Lessons of the School-to-Work/Youth Apprenticeship Demonstration.

  4. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to the appropriate ETA Regional Administrator or to Aida Hilliard on (202) 219-7664 X132.

  5. Separate Cover. Pages 1 and 2 of the Executive Summary

  6. Attachment. Pages 1 and 2 of the Executive Summary

 

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