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ERIC Number: ED185404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
PLESA: Program for Persons of Limited English-Speaking Ability. Ten Case Studies.
Reynolds, Jack; And Others
These ten case studies of the Program for Persons of Limited English-Speaking Ability (PLESA) report different approaches to providing training and employment assistance to unemployed persons of limited English-speaking ability. (A summary report of forty-seven projects is available separately. See Note.) The first four describe projects conducted in Tucson, Arizona; New York City; Bergen County, New Jersey; and Laredo, Texas. The remaining six cases describe selected features or components of projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Philadelphia and New Holland, Pennsylvania. Each section (case study) begins with a bibliographic data sheet and project profile sheet which outlines target group; objectives; client recruitment, selection, assessment, and counseling; training; job development and placement; follow-up program; supportive services; budget; and outcomes. Topics discussed within the narrative of the case studies include project planning; target groups; project direction, management, and operation; clients and services; English language instruction; occupational skills training; job development and placement; and results. Target groups include Hispanics, Vietnamese refugees, Filipinos, and Russian and Korean immigrants. Occupations trained for include secretarial, electricians' helpers, import-export clerks, Chinese cooks, nursing, and auto mechanics. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation and Research.
Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Tucson); California; California (Los Angeles); California (San Francisco); Hawaii (Honolulu); New Jersey; New York (New York); Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Texas (Laredo)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act