TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTICE

NO.

22-03

DATE:

June 14, 2004

 
TO : ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
 
FROM : KAREN CALVERIC
Acting Administrator
Office of Policy Development, Evaluation and Research
 
SUBJECT : Release and Availability of ETA Occasional Paper 2004-02: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: State Case Studies from a Field Network Evaluation (Volume One) and ETA Occasional Paper 2004-03: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: State Case Studies from a Field Network Evaluation (Volume Two)

  1. Purpose. To announce the release and Availability of the ETA Occasional Paper 2004-02: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: State Case Studies from a Field Network Evaluation (Volume One) and ETA Occasional Paper 2004-03: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: State Case Studies from a Field Network Evaluation (Volume Two)

  2. Background. The ETA Occasional Paper series contains final reports on research, pilots, demonstrations and evaluations commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It is our goal to assist the national workforce investment system in preparing our nation's workforce for the 21st Century economy. Research, demonstration and evaluation projects provide knowledge upon which to formulate decisions that will continue to build an innovative and demand-driven workforce training system.

  3. Publication Description. ETA Occasional Paper 2004-02: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: State Case Studies from a Field Network Evaluation (Volume One) and ETA Occasional Paper 2004-03: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: State Case Studies from a Field Network Evaluation (Volume Two). This two volume set of state case studies is the result of eighteen months of work by the project's researchers to understand how states and localities interpreted and operationalized the provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The first volume includes case studies on Florida, Indiana, Texas, and Utah.

    The evaluation takes a close look at the orientation, governance, structure, and services of the workforce investment systems in the eight states, as well as two local areas in each state, to provide information for the reauthorization of WIA. Among the major findings of the evaluation presented in Volume One are:

    Among the major findings of the evaluation presented in Volume Two are:

  4. Inquiries. To view an abstract of this publication as well as to download the full report or an executive summary as a PDF, visit the ETA Occasional Paper series Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/reports/searcheta/occ

    For further information about this report, please contact Tara Smith at 202/693-3899; or write: Division of Research and Demonstrations, Office of Policy Development, Evaluation and Research, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Rm N5637, Washington, DC, 20210.


EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, DC 20210