The Workforce Investment Act and Worker Shortage in Rural Health: Preliminary Evidence from Louisiana
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 proposed to make education and training of workers and the economically disadvantaged more market-driven. WIA mandates that states create one-stop career centers as an entry point for WIA services, and in Louisiana these are called Career Solutions Centers. Clients at the one-stop career centers must progress through a series of steps to get subsidized job training. If clients still have not found employ-ment, then they may receive an Individual Training Account (ITA), which works like a vouch-er for education and training. Several health care occupations, including registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses and home health aides currently meet the designation of â€œtop demand.â€ Thus, job training for those occupations is eligible for the ITA voucher. This paper will evaluate the relationship between ITA receivers and nursing employment in Louisiana.
Volume (Year): 40 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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