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How the Caroline Center Tackles Job Readiness

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In this interesting comparison between this Baltimore, MD program vs Job Corps, the author, Douglas P. Munroe, PhD from the Calvert Institute insists the following about Job Corps:

“The truth is, for the most part, federal job-training efforts have been a dismal failure. Costly and bureaucratic, such programs are impersonal and have little impact on the earnings potential of participants. As is its wont, the government has done little to examine the efficacy of its own multi-billion dollar expenditure over the years. Indeed, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich himself has said as much: “There are many areas where little thorough and reliable evaluation evidence is available.” Certainly the government’s fiscal watchdog agency, the General Accounting Office, has harshly criticized both the Job Corps program and the training schemes housed under Title II-A of the Job Training Partnership Act for underreporting the proportion of funding going into administration instead of services. In terms of that service, the Title II-A programs have been found: (a) to have no statistical impact on the average earnings of adult men; (b) to have no statistical impact on the average earnings of young women; (c) to be correlated with a decrease in young males’ average earnings (-7.9 percent); and (d) to be correlated with a minor increase in the average earnings of adult women (3.4 percent).

“Conservative analyst Mark Wilson is correct in his observation that federal training programs “do not achieve their primary goal – better-paying jobs – because there is little, if anything, the government can do to alter the effect of neglecting the first 12 years of school. What is needed are more fundamental changes aimed at reducing illegitimacy and encouraging individuals to complete high school.” In short, if training programs do not address values, they are doomed to failure. Though fancy program names may camouflage the fact, most job-training programs consist mostly of government-provided remedial education. If the public sector – in the form of the public education establishment – was unable to inculcate the necessary values and skills for productive workplace involvement early in a client’s life, there is no reason to suppose that the public sector can do any better later in life. This may be where institutions such as the Caroline Center come in.”

The big difference between Job corps and the Caroline Center?

“Perhaps the most crucial difference between the Caroline program and federal programs is this: The Caroline Center asks for something in return. While the center’s services to the women are free, the latter must give back some service time – in the form of cleaning duties, clerical tasks or staffing the reception desk. This gives the women a sense of investment in the program, says Sister Pat, and is based on the same self-help concept as the successful Habitat for Humanity house-building operation.”

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  1. Nancy says:

    WOMAN STUDENTS ARE ABUSED AT THE ONEONTA JOB CORPS. SOME OF THE MALES THAT COME THERE ARE CRIMINALS, FEMALE STUDENTS END UP PREGNANT , OFTEN. IF THEY AE THERE FOR SEX, NOT SCHOOL OR EDUCATION WHY ARE THEY THERE?????????????? ESPECIALLY, WHEN IT COST’S SO MUCH FOR THE AMERICAN TAX PAYER’S TO PAY FOR THEM TO BE THERE. THE CENTER DIRECTOR , GET’S UP IN FRONT OF ASSEMBLIES AND OPENLY, PREACHES TO THEM “HOW MUCH THEY CAN HAVE FOR FREE”. WHAT TYPE OF MESSAGE IS THIS SENDING TO THEM?????

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