ERIC Number: ED187889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of a WIN Quality Training Demonstration Project. Phase 1 Report: Characteristics of Participants.
White, Richard N.
A group of interested and academically qualified female Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipients was identified to participate in the assessment of a demonstration program to train female Work incentive Program (WIN) participants. Training for electronics technicians was conducted at DeVry Institute of Technology (Chicago) and Ohio Institute of Technology (Columbus). Data was gathered for a baseline description of the 270 women participants--133 assigned to training and 137 to the comparison group--through an interview soon after enrollment. The average woman was thirty years old, black, a mandatory WIN participant, no longer living with her husband, and had one or two children. Most had considerable labor force experience in jobs primarily in low-skill categories. Almost half had training to upgrade skills for low-skill category occupations. For most, the current episode on welfare was their only one. Students liked the curricular structure of the program, but cited difficulty of coursework and racial and sexual imbalance and prejudice as dislikes. Other problems were related to finances, transportation, and lack of family support. Issues of concern in program functioning were a 59% attrition rate and poor attendance and performance. (YLB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Experience, Electronic Technicians, Employment Experience, Females, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Nontraditional Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Technical Education, Welfare Recipients, Work Attitudes
Bureau of Social Science Research, 1990 M St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children