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Government Accounting Office (GAO) 1998 review of Job Corps contractors performance claims…

Read about the Government Accounting Office’s (GAO) 1998 review of Job Corps contractor’ performance claims here:

…The Department of Labor expressed concern about our conclusion that two performance measures–vocational training completions and job training matches overstated—Job Corps’ success and misrepresented its accomplishments…”

…although job Corps reported that 48 percent of its program year 1996 participants completed their vocational training, GAO found that only 14 percent of the program participants actually completed all the requirements of their vocational training curricula…”

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  1. Harold says:

    This report states that the cost per student is “more that $15,000”, while the Congressional Record citing the GAO during the same year, reports a cost of $26,000 per Job Corps student. How can you trust a government that doesn’t even know what the per student cost is?

    Re the JTM (job training match/job placement statistics: the categories are so broad (check the PRH), that a person can get credit for working at McDonalds when they completed a Culinary trade. Taxpayers don’t need to spend $28,000 pr yr to train a student to work at McDonalds.

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  2. […] admin wrote an interesting post today. Here’s a quick excerptRead about the Government bAccounting/b Office’s (GAO) 1998 review of Job Corps contractor’ performance claims here: “…The Department of Labor expressed concern about our conclusion that two performance measures–vocational training … […]

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