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Public Career Education Programs Differ From Private Programs on Their Admission Requirements, Costs, Financial Aid Availability, and Student Outcomes, Report No. 10-18, January 2010
 
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In 2007-08, public and private institutions offered 669 different career education programs, serving over 385,000 students. Few of these programs (9%) were offered by both public and private institutions, although the two sectors offered training targeted at many of the same occupations. Public and private institutions had significant differences in the areas of the state they served, program admission and completion requirements, program and student costs, financial aid availability, and student outcomes.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Adult Education and GED
School District Workforce Education
School District Certificate Programs
Postsecondary Career Training Programs
Private Colleges and Universities
Florida College System
Career Education
Continuing Workforce Education
Education System
Department of Economic Opportunity
Workforce Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-07 Summary of OPPAGA Reports Examining Workforce Education Programs and Legislative Options,published in February 2011.
  • Report No. 11-05 Several States Offer High School Diploma Options to Address Students’ Needs and Future Goals,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 11-04 Completing Adult Education Programs Improves Students’ Employability, But Program Completion Rates are Low,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 10-65 Profile of Florida’s Public Workforce Education Program Providers by Service Area,published in December 2010.
  • Report No. 10-63 Colleges Perform Slightly Better Than School Districts in Career Education; Neither Clearly Outperforms in Adult Education,published in December 2010.
  • Report No. 10-62 Consolidating Workforce Education Would Bring More Uniformity; Mixed Results on Whether Evidence Supports Other Stakeholder Arguments,published in December 2010.
  • Report No. 10-61 School Districts and Colleges Share Responsibility for Workforce Education; Duplication Is Minimal,published in December 2010.
  • 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. 10-24 Funding Model for Career and Adult Education Is Reasonable but Needs Some Improvements,published in February 2010.
  • Report No. 08-50 Workforce Estimating Conference Streamlined; University Funding Is Not Directly Tied to Workforce Demand,published in September 2008.
  • 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 Workforce Development System Overview,published in February 2004.
  • Report No. 03-10 Review of the Workforce Development System,published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 02-36 Apprenticeship Program Is Beneficial, But Its Ability to Meet State Demands Is Limited,published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-33 Adult General Education Performance Improves; However, Placement Rates Need Improvement and the State's Residency Policy Needs Definition,published in June 2002.
  • Report No. 02-32 Workforce Development Education Program,published in May 2002.
  • Report No. 01-56 Workforce Development Education Program, Florida Department of Education,published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 99-34 Review of the Workforce Development System,published in February 2000.
  • Report No. 95-25 Review of the Postsecondary Vocational Programs ,published in January 1996.
  • Report No. 95-24 Employment Training Programs: Varied Purposes and Varied Performance ,published in January 1996.

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