ERIC Number: ED341796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program Annual Report. July 1, 1989-June 30, 1990.
Women's and Family Programs Corp., Louisville, KY.
The Owensboro (Kentucky) Displaced Homemaker Program assists single parents/displaced homemakers in sustaining themselves and their families by enabling them to enter the workforce. Barriers of age, sex, lack of work experience, low self-esteem, low educational attainment, and little knowledge of the work environment affect their ability to enter the workforce. The program provides training opportunities that address these special needs. Program objectives are met through a curriculum that includes the following: orientation to work; testing; classroom training; personal and career counseling; vocational exploration; General Educational Development Program preparation; remedial and basic skills classes; job search methods; four workshops; and work experience programs combined with personal awareness and improvement. Of the 252 applicants during 1989-1990, 63 participated in and 56 successfully completed the program. Results of a posttest indicate an average improvement of two grade levels. Thirty-three participants are employed and three continued their education. (The following attachments are included: four agendas for displaced homemaker program orientations; classroom curriculum for the displaced homemaker program; two workshop brochures; and two New Horizons workshop agendas.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Vocational Education, Annual Reports, Basic Skills, Community Information Services, Counseling Services, Daily Living Skills, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Services, High School Equivalency Programs, Individual Development, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Long Range Planning, One Parent Family, Outreach Programs, Referral, Remedial Programs, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Women's and Family Programs Corp., Louisville, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Owensboro)