ERIC Number: ED395173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-9
Reference Count: N/A
Quick Start Training Program. PY95 Final Detailed Report.
El Paso Community Coll., TX.
The Quick Start Training Program is a transitional program that was developed to help the homeless population of El Paso, Texas, become self-sufficient through short-term vocational skills training. The program's occupational training component was designed to meet local training needs and was supplemented with activities to give participants occupational literacy, occupational life skills, job information, job search assistance, and educational counseling. Counseling was provided to 775 individuals, including 514 who participated in some type of educational/job training/employment counseling experience. Of those 514 individuals, 97 were recruited into the Quick Start program and 51 completed it successfully. The program demonstrated its potential to help homeless individuals put their lives in order; however, it also established that homeless people often require an entire package of course work, evaluation, counseling, and life skills and language training. Bilingual education was found to be especially necessary because of El Paso's large Spanish-speaking population. (Appendixes constituting approximately 90% of this document include the following: survey instruments; student recruitment/completion data; course outlines; course evaluations; lists of homeless coalition agencies contacted; publicity flyers; a job search inventory; the table of contents of an English/Spanish job search handbook; minutes of staff meetings; and reports to the homeless coalition.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Counseling, Career Education, Community Colleges, Daily Living Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Counseling, Educational Needs, Employment Services, High School Equivalency Programs, Hispanic Americans, Homeless People, Job Training, Occupational Information, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Transitional Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers: Texas (El Paso)