ERIC Number: ED047202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Retraining the Undereducated Adult: The Development and Implementation of a Retraining Program for Undereducated and Unemployed Adults by a Community College.
Rhodes, Harvey B.
A detailed description of a vocational retraining project for unemployed and undereducated adults developed in California by Modesto Junior College between 1964 and 1966 was made. Over 1,000 unemployed and undereducated adults were referred to the New Hope Project under the provisions of the Manpower Development and Training Act. The primary goals were to assist the undereducated and unemployed adult to: qualify for vocational training through a program of basic education; develop those capacities which will enable him to secure employment in an entry level occupation; and develop those competencies which would allow him to maintain continued employment. The most serious problem was attitude modification toward the world of work. In the vocational training areas, great effort was made to simulate the actual and real conditions of the work world as closely as possible. The key to the integration of the total project depended on the demand from vocational areas. Through a review of project research data, particular attention was given to the results with welfare recipients, dropout rates of trainees, the rate of employment after training, and the degree to which trainees have maintained their jobs. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disadvantaged, Dropout Rate, Employment Opportunities, Participation, Prevocational Education, Program Descriptions, Retraining, Tenure, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Identifiers: California; Modesto Junior College CA; Project New Hope
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