ERIC Number: ED121369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Involving Senior Adults in the Community College: A Model Work-Study Program.
From January to August 1975, Los Angeles Valley College was involved in a Senior Adult Work-Study-Serve project which provided work-study employment for adults over retirement age. In addition to working at part-time jobs at a salary of $2.25 per hour for 15 hours per week, participants enrolled in a three-unit specially developed course, Career Planning. The total number of applicants processed during the program year was 289; of these, 14 percent were 70 or more years old. The total number of jobs developed was 194, but after matching jobs with applicants only 101 senior citizens were actually placed in jobs. This report gives details of program development and operation, including staffing, budget, publicity, procedures, job development, classroom component, placement program, and employer workshops. The results of a professional evaluation of the management component of the project are presented, and also the results of evaluation questionnaires administered to students, employers, and staff. A replicable program model is included in the final section. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.