ERIC Number: ED182448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Motivation & Assessment of the Disadvantaged.
Jackson, Charles J.; Huffman, Glenda K.
The CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) Unified Intake Services is a CETA eligibility, assessment, and training program for residents of Tulare County, California. The prime function of the Unified Intake is to assess economically disadvantaged persons and to assist these individuals to obtain appropriate occupational training, hands-on skill development, and/or job survival skills that ultimately lead to unsubsidized, gainful employment. To attain these goals CETA Unified Intake Services must (1) maintain a county-wide outreach program, (2) determine economic eligibility, (3) assess vocational talents of eligible clients, (4) develop client employability plans, (5) identify appropriate CETA/non-CETA programs, and (6) assign individuals to appropriate program resources. Its Employment Motivation Assessment Program answers most of these needs in a three-phase process: eligibility evaluation, employment motivation assessment workshop, and the counseling assessment integration phase. Results of the final client/counselor session are used by a selection committee for client placement in training programs. The key to client success is the client. Therefore, CETA Unitifed Intake's main efforts are directed toward client motivation, client/counselor assessment, and individual commitment to strive for realistic self-derived goals. (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Programs, Eligibility, Evaluation, Federal Programs, Goal Orientation, Job Skills, Job Training, Motivation, Nondirective Counseling, Occupational Aspiration, Outreach Programs, Placement, Skill Development, Talent Identification, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (Tulare County); Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Unified Intake Services
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Anaheim, CA, December 1979). Best copy available.