Program Authorization: R.S. 23:4
The mission of the Job Training Program is to establish programs to prepare youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force by providing job training and other services.
The goals of the Job Training Program are:
1. Provide increased employment and earnings.
2. Increase education and occupational skills.
3. Decrease welfare dependency.
4. Improve the quality of the workforce in Louisiana.
5. Enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the State of Louisiana.
The Job Training Program prepares Louisiana's youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and affords job training to those economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated or elderly individuals, and other individuals facing serious barriers to employment, who are in special need of training to obtain productive employment. The Job Training Program activities include the following: JTPA Administration, On the Job Training, Work Experience-Youth, Summer Youth Program, Dislocated Worker Program, Occupational Skills Program, and Basic Skills Program.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Office of Employment Security, through its Job Training Program, will increase the employment and earnings, educational and occupational skills, and decrease welfare dependency for 38,000 youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Federal Funds under the provisions of Federal Public Law - 300. The Interagency Transfers are for the School-to-Work Program from the Office of the Governor. The Federal Funds are granted for the purpose of providing job training and employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated and elderly workers of the state and for the Welfare to Work Program. Approximately 90% of these funds are mandated by law to be passed through to local service delivery areas.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 132% of the existing operating budget. It represents 129% of the total request ($ 84,248,320) for this program. The increase is primarily due to funding being provided for the Welfare to Work Program and the Job Training Partnership Program (JTPA). This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.
Job Training Partnership Act - Provides for the establishment of programs to provide for training of economically disadvantaged, adults, youths, older workers and dislocated workers, etc. The estimated funds will be distributed as follows: St. Bernard Consortium ($3,114,209); Jefferson Parish ($4,644,920); City of New Orleans ($10,557,409); Tangipahoa Consortium ($8,108,638); East Baton Rouge Parish ($4,638,070); Terrebonne Parish Consortium ($2,423,170); St. Charles Parish Consortium ($2,137,406); St. Landry Consortium ($6,797,269); Lafayette Parish ($1,610,792); Vernon Consortium ($1,653,073); Calcasieu Parish Consortium ($3,185,052); LaSalle Consortium ($2,695,441); Rapides Parish ($2,083,071); DeSoto Consortium ($6,514,966); City of Shreveport ($3,556,719); Ouachita Parish ($1,995,558); Union Parish Consortium ($1,679,235); and Franklin Consortium ($2,435,002).
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
Funding provided for the following equipment: IBM Enterprise Server Upgrade, EMC DASD Upgrade, Highlight Printer, Intelligent Mail Inserter, Nearline-Silo Cartridge, Almis, Networking, Thin Client Win Frame, Halon System Enhancement and year 2000 compliance
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