ERIC Number: ED350410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
School to Employment Program (STEP) Jobs for Youth. Annual Report.
New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany.
The School to Employment Program (STEP) provided job placement, training, counseling, and remediation for economically disadvantaged youth aged 14-21 who were at risk of dropping out of school or who had dropped out and were unprepared for employment. Its two major components were in-school and out-of-school programs. Youth in both programs were enrolled in educational activities and were assured of opportunity for work experience or on-the-job training. The 1991 program enrolled 2,700 disadvantaged youth in its 44 projects that operated throughout New York State: 1,417 in the in-school component and 1,283 in the out-of-school component. Sixty-nine percent of participants were minorities; 36 percent were welfare recipients. One-third of the out-of-school participants attained unsubsidized employment after the program; 14 percent of them obtained their General Educational Development diploma. Over 75 percent of in-school participants either remained in school or graduated. Participants in both components showed significant reading and math achievements. Over 95 percent of participants reported they planned to continue working, pursue additional training, or return to school. All employers indicated they would participate in the STEP program in future years. (Appendixes amounting to over two-thirds of the report include a listing of program sites, testing procedures and formats, and individual program descriptions.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Counseling Services, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, High Risk Students, Job Placement, On the Job Training, Potential Dropouts, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Work Experience Programs, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany.
Identifiers: New York; STEP Program NY