ERIC Number: ED395169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
GED Plus: Transition to Training Model Project. PY95 Final Detailed Report.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
To provide transition opportunities for adult education students while preparing them for their General Educational Development (GED) test, Austin Community College (ACC) developed a program called GED Plus. A variety of information sources, including orientation sessions, brochures, telephone inquiries, and site visits to partner agencies, were made available to students to prepare them for one of at least three options: immediate employment, further training/education, and lifelong learning. Among the project's major outcomes were the following: 160 students attended a GED Plus program orientation session; 103 students enrolled in the adult education component of GED Plus; 30 students completed the entire GED test battery; 103 students participated in at least one career development workshop; 5 students enrolled for and completed ACC's spring 1995 semester; 19 students have registered for ACC's fall 1995 semester; and 13 students entered employment during/after completion of their adult education activities/GED certificate preparation. (Appendixes constituting approximately 90% of this document include the following: a program schedule; publicity materials; sample program evaluation forms; description of the program workshops and student comments regarding them; and student handouts distributed during the workshops, including handouts on critical thinking, self-evaluation, decision making, problem solving, and communication skills.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Computer Literacy, Educational Counseling, High School Equivalency Programs, Lifelong Learning, Models, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Transitional Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers: Austin Community College TX; General Educational Development Tests