ERIC Number: ED195652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
PROBE: Toward Meeting the Needs of the Reentry Woman.
PROBE, Potential Reentry Opportunities in Business and Education, is a program designed to assist people, primarily women, who are reentering the labor force or school after working in the home for a number of years. Funded by the Higher Education Act, Title I, and administered by The Pennsylvania State University, PROBE is based in Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The program has two primary components. The counseling/networking component includes information/referral counseling, a job availability service, a resource center, workshops, and support groups. The business/industry component consists of employer contact, information sharing luncheons, and seminars. During the first year (May 1978-April 1979) contact has been made with approximately 850 people. The majority of participants have been women. More women than anticipated have recent job experience, but they want or need job or career changes. PROBE is seen by these participants as being able to help by (1) giving information, (2) one-to-one counseling, and (3) job hunting, self-awareness, job survival, and family engineering workshops. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., Middletown. Capitol Campus.