ERIC Number: ED183719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Oswego County Board of Cooperative Education Services Youth Employment Training Program, 1978. Final Report.
Belkin, Allen; Dries, Cindy
The goals of the Oswego County (New York) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Youth Employment and Training Program (YETP) was to improve job-readiness posture and self-concept of unemployed youth and in-school youth. Two types of classroom training supported the major learning activity, which was work experience. These activities consisted of modules developed in the three areas of job-readiness, pre-vocational skills, and work experience. The purpose of module I was to develop positive work attitudes and knowledge; module II trained participants in two of thirteen vocational areas. Work experience (module III) was available in the health, office, recreation and child care, maintenance, and other occupational areas. The Vocational Opinion Index was used to pre- and post-test attitudinal factors of job readiness. Results showed significant improvement, especially in the areas of attractions to work and ability to deal with new situations and people. Results of pre- and post-testing using the program-developed Self Appraisal Survey to assess self-concept showed significant improvement for those with a deficient self-concept. Participants were also evaluated subjectively at various times by BOCES Youth Employment Coordinators, teachers, Work-Site supervisors, and assessment team members. (A ten percent program was also implemented and evaluated.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Vocational Maturity, Work Attitudes, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Oswego County); Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act; Youth Employment and Training Program
Note: Not available in paper copy due to thin, light type.