ERIC Number: ED198248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Career Services for Adults: Worker Access to Educational Opportunities. Final Report, October 1, 1978-September 30, 1979.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Future Directions for a Learning Society.
A Project designed, demonstrated, and disseminated a Study Organizer Center (SOC) for United Auto Workers (UAW) employees. This SOC was to provide information and services to help the workers better understand their tuition refund program, formulate personal occupational objectives, and pursue their interest through existing educational opportunities in their communities. Seven major activities were carried out: establishment of a national advisory panel, selection of an SOC site, determination of employees' information needs, selection and training of study organizers, selection and preparation of resource materials, establishment of the SOC, and dissemination. In a three-month period two study organizers advised 148 blue collar and clerical workers; at the same time, 3,800 UAW members were reached by mail and through plant communications systems. (An evaluation report of the project is provided as an appendix. It presents analysis of the results of a six-question survey administered by telephone to forty-six employees of Mack Trucks, Incorporated, in Hagerstown, Maryland, to assess level of familiarity with worker eligibility rules as outlined by the Tuition Refund Program.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Future Directions for a Learning Society.
Note: For related documents see ED 163 226, ED 167 775, and ED 191 416.