This Note provides an overview of five federal and state education and training policy areas: (1) secondary vocational education, (2) postsecondary vocational education, (3) Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, (4) welfare-to-work programs, and (5) state-funded job training programs. It assembles for the first time basic information about how each of the fifty states organizes the governance and finance of education and training programs and how major policies vary across states. Its purpose is to introduce readers to a data base that can serve as a starting point for more in-depth analyses of particular aspects of work-related education.
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