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Workforce Development Education Program, Report No. 02-32, May 2002
 
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  • The program provides a public benefit and should continue. 
  • Due to program failure to collect data for measures relating to national accreditation and year-to-year changes in data resulting from the planned phase-in of the performance funding system, the Workforce Development Education Program’s legislative performance measures are currently of limited use in evaluating the program’s performance. 
  • Participants in associate in science degree programs tend to have low completion rates.  Nonetheless, career and technical education programs in general improve the earnings of those who complete them.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Adult Education and GED
School District Workforce Education
School District Certificate Programs
Postsecondary Career Training Programs
Continuing Workforce Education
Florida College System
Choice Scholarship Programs
School District Certificate Programs
State University System
Board of Governors

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-35 Profile of Changes to Florida’s Public Career Education Program Offerings,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-34 School Districts and Florida College System Institutions Frequently Change Their Career Education Programs,published in April 2010.
  • Report No. 10-26 Florida Should Not Use the Targeted Occupations Lists as the Sole Criteria to Fund Career Education Programs,published in March 2010.
  • Report No. 10-18 Public Career Education Programs Differ From Private Programs on Their Admission Requirements, Costs, Financial Aid Availability, and Student Outcomes,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 06-28  Workforce Estimating Conference Potential Not Realized; Barriers Can Be Addressed, published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 04-68 Progress Report: Workforce System Still Needs Financial Self-Sufficiency Performance Standards, published in September 2004.
  • Report No. 04-42 Progress Report: Students Benefit from Workforce Education Programs, But Performance Can Be Improved, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 04-19 Information Brief:  Workforce Development System Overview, published in February 2004.
  • Report No. 03-10 Special Examination: Review of the Workforce Development System, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 02-48 Progress Report: Legislature Improves Welfare Reform in Florida, published in September 2002.
  • Report No. 02-36 Program Review: Apprenticeship Program Is Beneficial, But Its Ability to Meet State Demands Is Limited, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-33 Program Review: Adult General Education Performance Improves; However, Placement Rates Need Improvement and the State’s Residency Policy Needs Definition, published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 01-56 Program Review: Workforce Development Education Program, Florida Department of Education, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 01-30 Progress Report: Community College Budget Incentives and Interagency Articulation Improve, But Graduation Rates Still Inflated, published in June 2001.
  • Report No. 99-34 Review of the Workforce Development System, published in February 2000.
  • Report No. 98-07 Program Evaluation and Justification Review Supplemental Analysis: Community College Revenues and Expenditures, published in August 1998.
  • Report No. 98-06A Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Florida's Community College System, published in August 1998.

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