ERIC Number: ED223284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Career Development Network. Final Report. Executive Abstract.
A description, analysis, and evaluation are provided of the Career Development Network (CDN), a collaborative project involving 6 State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges, 7 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsors, the New York Department of Labor, local program centers and social service agencies, and about 800 participant-students. The CDN's purposes were to provide specific services to CETA-eligible clients, especially in the areas of employment skills and basic skills training, and to create linkages between the colleges and CETA sponsors. After introductory material provides an overview of the CDN project and its evaluation, the context of the project's development, the needs that it sought to address, and its goals are outlined. Students needs are also discussed. Next, information is presented on the roles of and linkages between the individuals and institutions connected with the project. Then, the report discusses the process of program development, the keys to the success of the CDN program, and the development of and staff and student reactions to instructional materials. The following section outlines the performance goals of the project and the level of success achieved in attaining them, as well as student and staff perceptions of the project's outcomes. Finally, the CDN evaluation design is presented in terms of context, input, process, product, and instrumentation. Additional materials provide data on student enrollments, placements, terminations, and characteristics. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office for Community Colleges.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; New York
Note: Funded by a Governor's Grant under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act.