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Follow-Up Report on the Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership, Report No. 98-03, July 1998
 
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  • The Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership (the Partnership) has taken actions in response to the issues in our earlier report. The Partnership developed baseline measures that are necessary to determine if performance outcomes are improving from year to year. The Partnership also developed expected performance levels that are necessary to evaluate whether workforce development programs are achieving desired outcomes.
  • The Partnership's procedures for identifying and eliminating poor performing programs includes evaluating the performance of local workforce development boards and requiring corrective action when appropriate. Local workforce development boards refer clients to community college and school district job training programs. The Partnership uses BPIF (Performance-Based Incentive Funding) to encourage community colleges and school districts to provide job training programs that prepare individuals for occupations that meet market demands and provide a living wage. The Partnership does not have a mechanism for requiring that community colleges and school districts discontinue poor performing programs. The Partnership has not resolved the issue of consistent outcome measures for workforce development programs.
  • Disadvantaged student outcomes (completion, employment rates, and wage levels) show substantial increases since the PBIF program began in Fiscal Year 1994-95. The Partnership monitors community college and school district PBIF performance to prevent loss of federal funds.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-16 Review of Enterprise Florida Jobs and Education Partnership, published in December 1995.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 96-54 Follow-Up Report on the Review of the Job Training Partnership Act, published in February 1997.
  • Report No. 94-41 Performance Review of the Job Training Partnership Act, published in March 1995.

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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