ERIC Number: ED222661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Towards Improving Employment in the New Haven Labor Market Area: The F.A.C.T. (Fostering Active Communication Today) Network. Final Report.
The FACT (Fostering Active Communication Today) project in New Haven, Connecticut was conducted by the Urban League from November 1981 to July 1982 to create a formal and direct communication mechanism among the many existing organizations concerned with aiding clients to find employment and sharing research and ideas about labor market needs. The primary goal of the FACT project was the formation of an active communication network involving the many existing organizations that were interested in the current and future employment situation in the 14 towns and cities in the New Haven labor market area, including Milford and Cheshire. The FACT network aimed to provide linkages for placement of vocational program completers looking for jobs, to facilitate research on the New Haven labor market, to promote information exchange and understanding of the needs and resources of the different organizations, and to strengthen collaborative efforts to reach common goals. The FACT project laid a foundation for fostering collaborative efforts in the greater New Haven area through coordination on different levels, including the use of the Urban League as a central agency, inter-network cooperation, and inter-organization contacts; and with communication tools such as network meetings, newsletters, and a directory of network participants. It was recommended that the project be continued as part of the Urban League's regular projects. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Agency Cooperation, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Projections, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Job Development, Job Placement, Labor Needs, Linking Agents, Networks, Shared Services, Youth, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Urban League of Greater New Haven, Inc., CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut (New Haven); Urban League