The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) authorized the use of a voucher-like mechanism, called Individual Training Accounts (ITAs), by which the WIA participants can purchase training services. To ensure that customers have a selection of high-quality training providers whose training will lead to employment, states are required to provide ITA participants with a list of eligible training providers (ETP) from which ITA participants can select the provider that most meets their workforce goals. This study examines how states have designed their ETP policies and if these policies increase the quality of approved training providers as measured by the employment and training outcomes of ITA participants.
Other reports developed for the 2009 ETA Research Papers Program include:
ETAOP 2011-08: Privatization and Employment in the Implementation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): A Multi-Level Analysis
ETAOP 2011-09: Does Occupational Training by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Really Help Reemployment?: Success Measured as Matching
ETAOP 2011-10: Workforce Investment Act Training for Older Workers: Toward a Better Understanding of Older Worker Needs during the Economic Recovery
ETAOP 2011-11: Earnings Progression Among Workforce Development Participants: Evidence from Washington State
ETAOP 2011-13: Policy and Low-Wage Labor Supply: A Case Study of Policy and Farm Labor Markets in New York State
ETAOP 2011-14: The Effect of Continuing Education Participation on Agricultural Worker Outcomes