ERIC Number: ED076291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project HEART (Hospital Employment and Related Training). Final Report.
Amador, Richard S.; McCune, Jalayne
In the Mexican American community of East Los Angeles, two identifiable problems existed: (1) the need for training and employing educationally, socially, and vocationally disadvantaged Mexican Americans and (2) the need to alleviate shortages of competent personnel in health areas. Pilot Project HEART (Hospital Employment and Related Training) was developed to determine if such a program, appropriately developed, could diminish these problems. The project developed and utilized criteria for selecting 50 trainees, with primary consideration given to the disadvantaged Mexican American who was a public welfare recipient, a high school dropout, unemployed or underemployed, low skilled, or inexperienced. Program content consisted of a paramedical on-the-job training program combined with "Instant Job Concept", vocational-remedial education, English as a Second Language, and supportive services. The project showed: it was feasible to train these people for paramedical jobs in poverty area hospitals if English language instruction and prejob training was provided; present methods for collecting data on these professions' manpower needs for such programs were inadequate and the available labor was limited because of low pay; public transportation was a primary prerequisite to employing poor people in such programs. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment, English (Second Language), Health Occupations, Hospital Personnel, Labor Utilization, Mexican Americans, On the Job Training, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-216-962/1, $0.95 MF, $3.00 HC)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Community and Human Resources Agency, Los Angeles, CA.