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Consolidating Workforce Education Would Bring More Uniformity; Mixed Results on Whether Evidence Supports Other Stakeholder Arguments, Report No. 10-62, December 2010
 
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  • Currently, school districts and Florida colleges share responsibility for workforce and adult education programs. In recent years there have been proposals to give colleges responsibility for all postsecondary career education programs and school districts responsibility for all adult education programs.
  • Such a reorganization could have advantages and disadvantages. It could produce more uniform policies and practices, provide better alignment and articulation of postsecondary career education programs, and increase students’ access to financial aid. However, it could also limit availability of open entry and open exit training programs and reduce resource sharing between districts’ secondary and postsecondary career education programs. Consolidating adult education programs under school districts could help school districts’ efforts to address dropout prevention and recovery.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Education System
Adult Education and GED
School District Workforce Education
Florida College System
School District Certificate Programs
Career Education
Postsecondary Career Training Programs

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. 11-04 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. 10-61 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. 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. 04-42 Progress Report: Students Benefit from Workforce Education Programs, But Performance Can Be Improved,published in June 2004.
  • 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. 95-25 Review of the Postsecondary Vocational Programs ,published in January 1996.

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