ERIC Number: ED030810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration Project for Administrative Trainees in Social Service Agencies September 1, 1967 - August 31, 1968. Final Report.
Sponsored by Camp Fire Girls, Inc. and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., under contract with the United States Department of Labor, this demonstration project was designed to explore the practicability of a program of non-credit college study and work experience to prepare women for administrative positions with social service agencies. Programs were set up in six widespread geographic locations; 150 unemployed or underemployed women were selected, of whom 78% were in the 35-plus age group and 44% lacked college degrees. A uniform core content was the basis for the 10-week program, with each university developing its own methodology and weighting the topics. Participating councils and other agencies provided observation and supervised field work experience. Six state employment services, personnel specialists of Camp Fire Girls and Girl Scouts, and project staff assisted trainees in their job searches. The effectiveness of the program was shown in the less than 10% dropout rate and minimal absenteeism, in the 42% already working, the many others still looking for opportunities, and the restoration of self confidence among the trainees. (nl)
Descriptors: Administration, Age Groups, Career Opportunities, College Programs, Core Curriculum, Experimental Programs, Females, Geographic Location, Investigations, Job Placement, Noncredit Courses, Social Agencies, Social Services, Supervision, Teaching Methods, Underemployment, Unemployment, Womens Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Camp Fire Girls, Inc., New York, NY.; Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Camp Fire Girls Inc; Girl Scouts of the USA