ERIC Number: ED256907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Re-Employment Career Planning & Placement: Evaluation of the Oakland University RECAP/JETS Program.
This paper describes the RECAP/JETS program, an acronym that represents the two components of a training process for laid-off workers: Re-employment Career Planning (RECAP) and Job/Education/Training Selection (JETS). A description of the process of program development discusses developing the collaborative network for program design, establishing the planning and delivery team, and developing the program components and the training package. Next, RECAP/JETS training is described. An outline is provided of the three-week RECAP training that includes five broad categories of instructional exercises and skill development: job search skill development, self-awareness and general skill assessment, career awareness and job market information, decision making and planning, and stress management. Content of the three-week JETS component is also outlined. It includes assessment, job search activities, exploration of retraining and education, job search, retirement planning, and evaluation and followup. Evaluation procedures and results and analysis are described. A summary highlights these results: very positive evaluations of assistance in planning and acquiring skills to reach a goal; positive reactions to the value, usefulness, and importance of RECAP and JETS training; an increase in knowledge of effective job search practices; and a slight trend toward lowered anxiety. Instruments are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Human and Educational Services.
Note: Collaborative effort of the Oakland University Continuum Center, the Ken Morris Labor Studies Center, United Auto Workers, and General Motors Fisher Body Division.