ERIC Number: ED186060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education As a Catalyst for the Local Economy: Project Care--Retraining the Unemployed.
Groff, Warren H.
This three-part report describes the development and operation of Project Care III, an interagency effort involving area colleges, unions, and industry, and state agencies in the retraining of 500 tire builders laid off in August 1978, when the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company (Mansfield, Ohio) was shut down. Part I outlines the historical factors which led to the establishment of Project Care. Part II details the sequence of events involved in implementing the project, including: (1) the development of a questionnaire to ascertain the training needs of the unemployed workers; (2) the administration of the questionnaire at pre-determined registration centers; (3) the provision of vocational counseling at the registration centers; (4) the establishment of a budget and the solicitation of funds for retraining instruction; and (5) the registration and screening of students for specially developed retraining courses in four technical fields (i.e., heating and air conditioning, business and office work, machine trades, and welding) at North Central Technical College and the Mansfield Campus of Ohio State University. Part III discusses the crisis-intervention orientation of Project Care and calls for the involvement of colleges in preventative strategies designed to identify community economic problems before they reach crisis proportion. Several appendices illustrate various program aspects and the questionnaire is included. (JP)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Counseling, Community Development, Cooperative Planning, Employment Problems, Financial Support, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Questionnaires, Retraining, School Business Relationship, State Agencies, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment, Unions
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Care III OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (59th, Chicago, IL, April 29-May 2, 1979). Appendix C has been deleted due to irreproducibility