ERIC Number: ED101056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Component; Manpower Development Component; and Program Evaluation. Delta Opportunities Corporation: Final Report.
Delta Opportunities Corp., Greenville, MS.
The Adult Education Component of the Delta Opportunities Corporation (DOC) operated learning centers in four Mississippi delta counties for educationally disadvantaged rural poor adults. The centers served an excess of 200 participants, preparing them for General Education Development Tests (GED) and providing prevocational and adult basic education classes. The program is discussed in terms of personnel, historical background, planning and teacher training, problems encountered, program services and activities, student and learning center achievements, and program projections and recommendations. The Manpower Development Component (Project Jobs 1972) of DOC was designed to give technical assistance and guidance to rural underprivileged people between the ages of 18 and 55, in their quest to upgrade their economic and social status through vocational training and industrial placement. Following a summary and presentation of recommendations, Project Jobs 1972 is further discussed in terms of personnel, problems encountered, project activities (recruitment, prevocational counseling, assessment, orientation, voational training, on-the-job training and placement, and counseling and followup), and a chart of project achievements. The third party evaluation indicated that the two projects were generally successful, but that Project Jobs was hampered by insufficient funds. (BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Opportunities Corp., Greenville, MS.