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Jobs for Florida's Graduates Program Generally Meets State Performance Standard, Report No. 03-46, August 2003
 
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  • The Jobs for Florida’s Graduates program has maintained its standard accreditation by the national Jobs for America’s Graduates program for the third consecutive year.  The program also generally met its graduation, placement, and wage rate standards for the 2000-01 school year.  The Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research longitudinal study reports that program participants tend to work and earn higher wages compared to a control group, but are not as likely to continue their education.
  • Due to budget reductions, the program continues to lag significantly behind the statutory goal to operate in 300 schools, currently operating in 13 schools.  The program served 447 high school seniors and 115 non-senior students in the 2002-03 school year.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

School District Workforce Education
Career Education
School District Certificate Programs
Workforce Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-12 Status Report: Jobs for Florida’s Graduates Program Becomes Independent and Its Performance Improves, published in February 2002.
  • Report No. 01-19 Status Report: Jobs for Florida’s Graduates Program Appears to Be Improving Its Performance, published in March 2001.
  • Report No. 99-25 Status Report: Jobs for Florida's Graduates Needs to Correct Start-Up Problems to Meet Statutory Goals, published in January 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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