ERIC Number: ED334415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Clermont-Warren SDA #12. Welfare Coordination Grant. Final Report.
Clermont-Warren Employment Services Network, Lebanon, OH.
A project created linkages in Service Delivery Area 12, Clermont and Warren Counties, Ohio, to improve services for welfare recipients. During the project, the original grant seed money of $22,000 grew to more than $220,000 in grants for cooperative programs. In addition, integral, completed linkage treaties were forged between various agencies and educational institutions and the counties. Some recommendations based on the experience of the project included the following: (1) all agencies should be aware of the publication, "Ohio's Future at Work: Action Plan for Accelerating the Modernization of Vocational Education in Ohio"; (2) vocational programs should be organized according to labor market trends; (3) articulation agreements should be made; (4) students should make individual career plans; (5) coordination with other agencies should be pursued; and (6) intake and assessment should be improved. An external evaluation by a consultant used a survey of regular luncheon meeting participants of the coordination program for evaluation input and interviewed five participants. Surveys were given to 30-40 persons; only 10% returned them. The results of the evaluation were overwhelmingly positive. Respondents and the evaluator rated the program as worthwhile, since five of the original seven objectives of the project were met and a sixth objective was in the process of being achieved. The consultant recommended that the network be sustained and that a directory of agencies be developed. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clermont-Warren Employment Services Network, Lebanon, OH.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Ohio (Clermont County); Ohio (Warren County)