The Job Corps Program: Financial and Management Issues
Clinton L. Zimmerman (Editor)
Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
The Job Corps program is a job training and academic program for youth ages 16 to 24 who are low-income and have a barrier to employment, such as having dropped out of high school. It is administered by the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA’s) Office of Job Corps in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Job Corps seeks to provide disadvantaged youth with the skills needed to obtain and hold jobs, enter the Armed Forces, or enroll in advanced training or higher education.
Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential, educational, and career training program for economically disadvantaged youth. This book examines how ETA selected the measures it implemented to address Job Corps’ financial challenges; the timeliness and completeness of ETA’s communications to contractors, including center staff, and Congress; how spending cuts affected applicants and students; and steps ETA has taken since to improve Job Corps’ financial management.