TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTICE

NO.

19-04

DATE:

March 9, 2005


TO : ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
 
FROM : MARIA K. FLYNN
Administrator
Office of Policy Development and Research
 
SUBJECT : Release and Availability of ETA Occasional Paper 2005-03: "Evaluation of the Individual Training Account/Eligible Training Provider Demonstration: Final Report"

  1. Purpose. To share best practices and insight from the field about implementing and establishing the Individual Training Account/Eligible Training Provider (ITA/ETP) system through the ITA/ETA Demonstration project report, ETA Occasional Paper 2005-03: Evaluation of the Individual Training Account/Eligible Training Provider Demonstration: Final Report, recently released on the Internet.


  2. Background. In the summer of 1999, the Department of Labor issued a Solicitation for Grant Applications for the ITA/ETP Demonstration. The purpose of this grant process was to identify a national group of sites that were committed to quickly implementing ITAs and establishing ETP systems.

    Main goals of the demonstration:

    Thirteen grantees were selected to participate in the demonstration project. Six grantees were local workforce investment areas that applied individually or on behalf of a group of local areas and the other seven were states. Of the seven states, four collaborated with some subset of the state's local areas, while the other three states developed statewide systems and strategies. The evaluation's two rounds of data collection, which included visits to 28 separate local areas over both rounds, spanned a period of tremendous growth and maturation of states' and local areas' ITA and ETP systems


  3. Publication Description. This final report presents findings from the evaluation of these grantees' efforts, including their accomplishments with grant funds. Most importantly, the report provides information of assistance to states and local areas in planning or improving their ITA/ETP systems.

    Key findings in the final report are:

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

    Limited hard copies of this publication are available. To obtain a hard copy of this publication, please write: Dissemination Team, Division of Policy, Legislation and Dissemination, Office of Policy Development and Research, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N5637, Washington, DC 20210; or call the publication order line at: 202/693-3666.

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