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The Individual Training Account (ITA) Experimental Study

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
NOTIFICATION OF AWARD

NAME OF PROJECT: The Individual Training Account (ITA) Experimental Study
NAME AND ADDRESS OF AWARDEE: See Attached List
AWARD AMOUNT: See Attached List
TYPE OF PROCUREMENT: Competitive Grant Award
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE March 15, 2001 - March 15, 2004

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:
The Individual Training Account Experimental Study is being conducted under Section 171(c) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which provides DOL/ETA with the authority to conduct multi-service projects, research projects, and multi-state projects. Under the WIA, individual training accounts (ITAs) are intended to transform the delivery of services to adults and dislocated workers by enabling customers to choose their training providers. The WIA also gives States and local areas a great deal of flexibility in deciding how much guidance and direction they will provide to customers in choosing the appropriate training. A challenge for One-Stop administrators is to allocate limited training resources to achieve the best possible outcomes while preserving customer choice. The ITA Experimental Study will rigorously assess distinct ITA approaches that represent different strategies for meeting this challenge. Awardees under this grant are committed to implementing the different ITA approaches through the ITA Experimental Study. Findings from this study will reveal how the different ITA approaches affect training choices, employment and earnings outcomes, returns on training investments, and customer satisfaction. As a result, State and local administrations may use this information to improve their ITA delivery to customers by learning about which ITA approach, or aspects of the approaches, is most appropriate for them and their customers.


CONTACT: Mr. Robert Litman
(202) 693-3662
GEOGRAPHIC AREA
COVERED:
Nationwide

 

LIST OF AWARDEES:
Single Local Workforce Investment Boards
The Workforce Board of Northern Cook County
2604 E. Dempster, Suite 502
Des Plaines, IL 60016
$627,564
Charlotte-Mechkleburg Workforce
Development Board, Inc.
700 Park Wood Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
$750,000
The WorkPlace, Inc. - Southwestern Connecticut's Workforce Investment Board
3350 Fairfield Avenue, Third Floor
Bridgeport, CT 066064
$750,000
First Coast Development, Inc. - Workforce Development Board
2141 Loch Rane Boulevard, Suite 107
Orange, Park, FL 32073
$669,066
Consortia of Two Local Workforce Investment Boards
Atlanta Regional Commission - Workforce Development Division,
40 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Local Board Partner in Consortia:
Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center
$750,000
City of Phoenix
Human Services Department
Employment & Training Division
200 W. Washington, 18th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Local Board Partner in Consortia:
Maricopa County Human Services Workforce Development Division
$750,000

 

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD:

Name of Grantee: The Workforce Board of Northern Cook County
Amount of Grant: $627,564
Contact: Mary Pepperl
Telephone: 847/699-9195
Geographic Area Served: Northern Cooke County (encompassing north and northwest suburban Chicago), Illinois
   
Name of Grantee: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce
Amount of Grant: $750,000
Contact: Deborah Mikysa
Telephone: 704/336-3952
Geographic Area Served: Mecklenburg County of Charlotte, North Carolina
   
Name of Grantee: The WorkPlace, Inc. - Southwestern Connecticut's Workforce Investment Board
Amount of Award: $750,000
Contact: Joseph Carbone
Telephone: 203/576-7030 x300
Geographic Area Served: Fairfield County, Connecticut
   
Name of Grantee: First Coast Development, Inc. - Workforce Development Board
Amount of Award: $669,066
Contact: Bryan Stone
Telephone: 904/213-3050 x143
Geographic Area Served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties, Florida
   
Name of Grantee: Atlanta Regional Commission - Workforce Development Division, with Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center
Amount of Award: $750,000
Contact: Mary Margaret Garrett
Telephone: 404/463-3325
Geographic Area Served: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale Counties, Georgia
   
Name of Grantee: City of Phoenix Human Services Department Employment & Training Division, with Maricopa County Human Services Workforce Development Division
Amount of Award: $750,000
Contact: Yolanda Carrothers
Telephone: 602/262-4036
Geographic Area Served: City of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona