ERIC Number: ED206870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs and Community Improvements--A Handbook for Enhanced Work Projects. Implementation Issues. Youth Knowledge Development Report 8.1.
Corporation for Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
This volume is one of the products of the knowledge development activities mounted in conjunction with research, evaluation, and development activities funded under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977. Based on the Ventures in Community Improvement (VICI) "enhanced" job training/job placement approach, which used longer-term training, enriched supervision, and extensive planning and greater cost (but also generated positive results as compared to "regular" local projects), this how-to-do-it manual provides common sense guidance on the steps needed to conduct a successful enhanced project. In the first chapter, the VICI model is explained and dissected and its successful elements and programatic components considered. Chapter 2 describes briefly four kinds of VICI projects currently operating, explains how to form links among the model planners, and suggests kinds of training programs and sources of funds that might be tried. Chapter 3 discusses three important elements: fiscal planning, project links, and project management. In Chapter 4, an array of practical tips on start-up, fiscal management, payrolling, cost estimation, and other daily matters are offered; while in chapter 5 recruiting both staff and trainees is explained. Chapter 6 synthesizes from the previous material answers to the most frequently asked questions about VICI-type projects, while the appendixes to the manual include other information the planner and manager will need, such as sample forms and reports, purchase order forms and procedures, participant rules and regulations, explanation of the VICI work valuation formula, and sample VICI placement strategies. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Youth Employment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 029-014-00176-7, $5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act