ERIC Number: ED229526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
OCETA Job Preparation Research Project. Final Report.
Colombo, Louis; Cantwell, Glo
The Albuquerque Office of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Administration (OCETA) contracted with the Albuquerque Urban Observatory to conduct a study of employability skills needed by OCETA participants, to identify training programs that might be available to teach these skills, and to suggest a new model for OCETA job preparation training to be integrated into the existing OCETA program. The Urban Observatory interviewed Albuquerque OCETA personnel and experts in occupational training; reviewed literature; searched for job preparation training programs; and held group discussions with job preparation trainers, jobs counselors, job developers, and employers to determine skills needed and possible training programs to use. This research identified four principal categories (job finding, job keeping, attitudes, and personal capabilities) broken down into 51 specific job preparation areas, ranging from resume writing to positive self-image, which should be taught in OCETA job training programs. The research also found that many of the OCETA participants did not possess these skills; however, women, those with greater education, those who had received CETA skills training, and older participants generally had a higher level of job-seeking skills. Following a review of training programs, seven national and seven local programs that would meet training needs were identified and profiled. In addition, suggestions for improving the Albuquerque OCETA program were made, such as stressing job-finding skills, making more careful assessment of participants before they enter the program, and contracting with a job-training organization to conduct the major portion of the program. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Educational Needs, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Models, Program Improvement
DPAC--Applied Research Program, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Albuquerque Office of Comprehensive Employment and Training, NM.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Urban Observatory.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; New Mexico (Albuquerque)