ERIC Number: ED250536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
New Choices for the Displaced Homemaker in Vocational Education. Final Report from 7/1/83 - 8/31/84.
The New Choices for the Displaced Homemaker in Vocational Education project was aimed at developing skills and providing training for employment to meet the displaced homemaker's need for financial support while simultaneously offering services to aid in her emotional development. Objectives were to provide opportunities for the displaced homemaker and reentry female to receive an individual assessment and to build self-confidence regarding self-worth and value in the labor market. Other objectives included: to provide job counseling and career planning; to provide peer support, role modeling, and awareness of nontraditional occupations; to provide job referral, internships, and job placement; and to form strong ties with business and industry to foster job placements. Methods were an initial assessment and intake process, a "Strategies for Success" course, a nontraditional career service, and a project newsletter. The "Strategies for Success" course was effective in creating support systems and networking opportunities; the Nontraditional Career Service was responsible for referrals and placements in auto parts sales, electronics technology, small gas engine repairs, telephone installation, accounting, and banking. Reentry students placed in the Women's Studies Program found the courses effective. (The intake instrument, correspondence, and evaluation instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Choice, Career Planning, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Services, Females, Interest Inventories, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Measures (Individuals), Networks, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Descriptions, Reentry Workers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.