ERIC Number: ED217943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Portable HRD [Human Resources Development] Yesterday and Today.
MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
A summary is presented of a statistical and documentary study of the Human Resources Development (HRD) program in the North Carolina community college system. First, an outline is provided of the changes in the HRD program since its inception in 1966, the constituencies it serves, and its goals of recruiting chronically unemployed individuals, providing remedial education and motivation training, and offering follow-up advice and assistance. The paper then explains program outcome measures and allocations formulas, based on, among other factors, an Efficiency Index, which awards triple credit for reducing welfare dependency. Next, the paper reviews a study of program results over a five-year period (1976-77 through 1980-81), a survey of a group of participants over a three-year period (1978-79 through 1980-81), and a comparison of this participant group with a similarly disadvantaged group of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program participants. The following sections present highlights of these studies in terms of participants' earning increases, additional training received, participants' evaluation of the program, potential deferred benefits, and program improvements. Next, recommendations for further program changes at the state and local levels are made. Discussions of the future of HRD, the relationship between the program and host colleges, and the fiscal implications of HRD for the colleges conclude the paper. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Governor's Office, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina