ERIC Number: ED336610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Business-Education Venture To Provide High Technology Skills Training for Health Care Occupations. Final Evaluation Report.
Wasdyke (R. G.) & Associates, Annapolis, MD.
A business-education venture to provide high technology skills training for health care occupations was evaluated. The project developed and implemented a partnership of health care employers and education agencies to develop a joint venture for training health care workers in the District of Columbia. Three comparative analyses were conducted: (1) comparisons using data pooled from the four project sites regarding participant characteristics and outcomes; (2) comparisons of expected and actual outcomes of each site; and (3) comparisons of participant characteristics and expected and actual outcomes between sites. Analyses indicated that the project was successful in leveraging a wide variety of external resources (nonfederal) estimated at $180,000. All funded programs were identified in a needs assessment survey as high demand health care occupational areas requiring technical skill training and retraining. Training was provided to 196 participants enrolled in existing programs, specialized training programs initiated by the project, and remedial instruction. The majority of participants were female, black, unemployed, and vocationally oriented. Slightly more than one-third were referred by employers; 100 percent were employed by a partner organization. Data indicated differences in participants' registration, participation, completion, job placement rates, and demographic characteristics across sites. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Blacks, Corporate Support, Demand Occupations, Educational Finance, Females, Job Training, Private Financial Support, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Allocation, School Business Relationship, School Support, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wasdyke (R. G.) & Associates, Annapolis, MD.
Identifiers: District of Columbia; Joint Venture; Partnerships in Education
Note: For the final performance report, see CE 059 015.