These youth employment competencies materials were developed for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by the Employment and Training Institute for juvenile offenders in the Wisconsin correctional facilities. The curriculum is in the same areas and format specified by the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and focuses on basic skills and survival skills which have been identified as necessary to perform as effective adults. They draw on several nationally recognized research efforts, including the Adult Performance Level Project of the University of Texas and Project Basic from the Maryland State Department of Education. The materials are designed for programs which have high turn-over; are open entry, open exit; serve students with limited academic skills; and require measured outcomes. They are designed to measure competence in survival skills or "pre-employment" areas as defined by APL, and in basic skill areas of reading, writing, and math.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Employment & Training Institute, "Job Skills: Competency Tests and Curriculum Guide" (1984). ETI Publications. 169.