ERIC Number: ED179615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Employability: An Evaluation of the Fullemploy Training Scheme.
Pearn, M. A.; Munene, J.
The Fullemploy Training Scheme is an experiment designed to overcome problems encountered by disadvantaged youth in Britain's Manpower Services Commission's job training program. The aim of the scheme is to bring minority disadvantaged young people into a special office skills training course which would combine vocational training with instruction in life and social skills and, where necessary, provide practical help with trainees' social problems. The evaluation described in this report concerns the first two experimental courses run by Fullemploy and Barclays International Bank. Included in the report are an introductory discussion of black unemployment in Britain, an outline of the background, philosophy and design of the Fullemploy Training scheme, and a brief description of the evaluation plan. The body of the evaluation focuses on academic, social, and personal aspects of the courses, as well as on participants' subsequent employment histories. Several case studies of trainees are also presented. Evaluation data from the Fullemploy program are compared with data collected from another office skills course conducted in a London College of Further Education. Based upon jobs acquired by trainees upon leaving the program and upon six month follow-up data, it is concluded that, in spite of the problems encountered, the Fullemploy courses are the more successful. Recommendations are offered for increasing the program's effectiveness in the future. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Training Services Agency, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Runnymede Trust, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain