ERIC Number: ED335543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Veterans Entrepreneurial Training Program. Final Report.
Stark Technical Coll., Canton, OH.
The Ohio Veterans Entrepreneurial Training Project was a 2-year pilot training and education program, conducted by a consortium of seven two-year colleges in Ohio, to assist veterans who are interested in owning and operating their own small businesses. Veterans were recruited through more than 2,500 recruitment packets distributed through Ohio Bureau of Employment Services offices and public relations activities of the colleges. A curriculum was developed for use by all the colleges, and 108 veterans (16 percent handicapped) began training; 84 veterans completed the program (78 percent). Veterans ranked initial training programs very highly, and 37 percent had started a business venture by program completion, with 18 percent expecting to start a business within 6 months. In all, 60 small businesses were generated. The project also fostered links with financial institutions, networking with chapters of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (Score), networking between colleges, and collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Veterans also experienced an increased sense of self-worth and self-fulfillment. (Appendixes, two-thirds of the document, include a list of the two-year college presidents, sample resolution to join the consortium, a list of participating organizations with a map of their locations, status reports from the colleges, participating organizations, a list of advisory board members, orientation details, newsletters from the project, an application form, and a program evaluation form.) (KC)
Descriptors: Business Skills, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Entrepreneurship, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Small Businesses, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Veterans, Veterans Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Stark Technical Coll., Canton, OH.
Note: Submitted to State Education Coordinator and Grants Advisory Council on behalf of the Consortium for Entrepreneurial Training.