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The Book on CET

Name: Center for Employment Training

Headquarters: 701 Vine St., San Jose

Date Established: 1967

Number of Offices: 24 CET-run sites in seven states; 10 affiliated organizations in eight states and the District of Columbia operated independently by community-based organizations

Annual Budget: $35 million; 60 percent comes from the Job Training Partnership Act through the Department of Labor; 20 percent from federal financial aid accounts, such as Pell grants

Potential Department of Education Liability Assessment: $2,846,247

Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Number of Skill Training Options Nationwide: 30, including automated office occupations, machining, welding, automotive, electronic trades, child care and commercial food preparation

Number of Persons Trained and Placed in 33 Years: Over 85,000

Website: www.best.com/~cfet

Average Annual Student Income Before and After Training (1999): $8,380 vs. $20,450 (includes 20 percent fringe benefits)

Average Training Time (1999): 29 weeks

Source: Center for Employment Training

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From the August 26-September 1, 1999 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

Copyright © 1999 Metro Publishing Inc. Metroactive is affiliated with the Boulevards Network.

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