ERIC Number: ED212719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Career Awareness and Readiness for Employment for Future Home Makers of America/Hero (CARE/FHA/HERO), 1980-1981. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The Career Awareness and Readiness for Employment for Future Homemakers of America/HERO (CARE/FHA/HERO) program was established to provide 25 students at Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Bronx, New York) with paid work study experience in non-traditional home economics jobs. The goals of the program were to increase student involvement in employment experience and career awareness, and to improve job readiness skills in the areas of human services, clothing and textiles, and food and nutrition. Students were provided with training in the areas of language skills, job seeking strategies, and employer-employee relations, and were evaluated by employers on a ten-item rating scale. The results indicated that the majority of participants rated high in the areas of attendance and appearance, and possessed adequate language skills. Most employers also felt that students performed average or better than average on the job. Suggestions for program improvement include: (1) more extensive preparation in job seeking strategies and employment orientation; (2) greater emphasis on workshop preparation; (3) more objective achievement and evaluation measures; and (4) greater diversity in the number and variety of job assignments. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: New York (Bronx)