State and Local Service Delivery under the Workforce Investment Act - Christopher King

State and Local Service Delivery under the Workforce Investment Act
Principal Investigator: Christopher T. King
Sponsor: Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York
Research Partners: Rockefeller Institute of Government/The Research Foundation of State University of New York
Project Duration: May 2002 – November 2004
Description: Dr. Christopher T. King, director of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, is co-director of a two-year, eight-state study of service delivery under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The project is funded by a grant from USDOL/ETA with a specific objective of informing the Act’s federal reauthorization discussions in Congress next year. The study focuses on WIA and related workforce programs in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Oregon and Utah. Researchers will examine WIA governance, administration, planning and service delivery efforts at the state level and in two local workforce areas in each state. The research pays particular heed to the operation of the One-Stop job training centers, market mechanisms in workforce development, information technologies, and other aspects of service delivery associated with provisions of WIA.

Dr. Richard P. Nathan, director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York, Institute, is the Principal Investigator for the project. Dr. Burt Barnow, the associate director of the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University, is co-director of the research with Dr. King. This study evolved out of a 3-state pilot study of early WIA implementation conducted by Dr. King and Dan O’Shea of the Ray Marshall Center, entitled The Workforce Investment Act of 1998: Restructuring Workforce Development Initiatives in States and Localities, Rockefeller Report No. 12 (April 2001). As part of the field research network assembled for this study, Dan O’Shea will have primary responsibility for analyses of WIA and workforce systems in Michigan and Texas.

Read the Press Release.
Reports Available: The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States: Overview of Findings from a Field Network Study: Interim Report, by Burt S. Barnow and Christopher T. King. Albany, NY: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. July 2003.
The Workforce Investment Act in Eight States, by Burt S. Barnow and Christopher T. King. Albany, NY: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, February 2005.
 
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