ERIC Number: ED217942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
HRD Yesterday and Today: A Statistical and Descriptive Study of the Human Resources Development Program Operated under the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges from 1973-1982. Final Report.
MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
This report provides descriptive and evaluative information on the Human Resources Development (HRD) program, which was instituted in North Carolina community colleges to provide remedial education and occupational training to chronically unemployed individuals and to offer advice and assistance for obtaining employment. After an executive summary of the program's successes and limitations, the report introduces a statewide study conducted to examine how the HRD program has affected the community college system and to determine the long-term economic impact of HRD training on participants. Chapter I of the report presents an overview of the study questions and describes the study methodology. Chapter II traces the development of the HRD program from 1968 and highlights the changes in the program since its inception. After chapter III assesses the impact of the program on participants and on the community college system, chapter IV analyzes operational issues that have affected statewide program performance. Chapter V explores the utility of HRD's competetive efficiency index (a measure used to increase allocations to colleges on the basis of decreases in public assistance expenditures) as a measure of program performance, as a means of allocating resources, and as a program management tool. Chapter VI presents recommendations for strengthening the program and assesses its potential for national replication. Appendices include evaluation methodology and results. (Author/HB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Benefits, Educational Finance, Employment Programs, Followup Studies, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Governor's Office, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina