ERIC Number: ED229569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Brokering Adult and Continuing Education through Unions and Small Businesses in the Lehigh Valley. "The Link Program".
Schuehler, Susan S.; And Others
A project entitled the LINK Program was undertaken to develop a model program of educational brokering through union locals and small businesses in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Included among the major project activities were the following: contacting unions, presenting a model program to them, and soliciting support from union officials; advertising and explaining the program to shop stewards and general union membership; educational counseling on a one-to-one basis for individuals requesting educational brokering services; and referring individuals to appropriate programs. Cooperating actively in the program were four unions, four area adult education programs, and two local community colleges. Other area four-year institutions provided the educational broker with materials about their programs to use in educational counseling. As a result of the project, 100 people received educational counseling; educational information was made available to 1,690 people; and 490 people participated in informal mini-workshops. A formal evaluation determined that the program was well-received and that a definite need for this type of program exists in the Lehigh Valley. (Appended to the report are handouts for use in counseling union members and small business employees, news releases, and tips for working with unions.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Demonstration Programs, Educational Counseling, Information Dissemination, Linking Agents, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations, Publicity, Small Businesses, State Programs, Unions
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, PA.
Identifiers: Educational Brokerage; Linkage; Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley); Project LINK; 310 Project
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