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Jobs for Florida's Graduates Needs to Correct Start-Up Problems to Meet Statutory Goals, Report No. 99-25, January 2000
 
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  • It does not appear that the program will meet its statutory outcome goals of an 82% student graduation rate and a 70-75% employment rate. The program did not meet its enrollment goal for the first year.
  • The program suffered from start-up problems that appear to be due to the inactivity of its board of directors and the interim nature of program management assumed by Department of Education staff. The result was that the job specialists hired by the school districts to administer the program in high schools received little training or supervision during the first year.
  • The board has taken steps to improve program management and oversight by assigning responsibilities to itself and to Department of Education representatives for fiscal and general oversight. In addition, the board recruited and hired an experienced management team in June 1999 to actively supervise job specialists and administer the Jobs for Florida's Graduates Program on a day-to-day basis.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Career Education

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.

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