ERIC Number: ED041167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Work Opportunity Center for Minneapolis, Minnesota. Final Report.
Joseph, Michael P.; Almen, Roy E.
Many efforts have been made to reach the high school dropout in order to help him find employment and to graduate from high school. One such effort is the Work Opportunity Center in Minneapolis which was established to serve this group as well as the hardcore unemployed youth. Creative innovations, individualized attention, change, and flexibility are the guidelines for this well staffed program which offers instruction in vocational education. Half of the students selected for participation needed followup medical treatment, came from homes where parents were either divorced or separated, and ranked low on aptitude. A followup study of students completing the program showed that those students who attended the Center were better paid, possessed positive self concepts, and were better adjusted than their non-attending peers. This final report which provides detailed information concerning the center's activities will be of special benefit to those interested in establishing similar centers. It is also part of a set of related materials available as VT 011 518-VT 011 533 in this issue. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Work Opportunity Center.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Minnesota Work Opportunity Center