ERIC Number: ED224507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Adult Resource Center: A Community Educational Brokerage Service. NCCSCE Working Paper Series, [Number 3].
Vegso, Kathryn A.
The University of Akron's Adult Resource Center (ARC) was created to provide assistance, educational and occupational information, guidance, and referrals to re-entry adults and to supplement and strengthen other existing community services for adults and out-of-school youth. ARC's goals are to provide participants with the skills necessary to make life choices and transitions, create programs for specific target groups, and to work in coordination with business, government, and social service sectors. These goals are accomplished by a staff of administrators and support personnel and by volunteer learning consultants who have themselves made adult life transitions and possess the skills needed to aid individuals in defining personal and working goals. Operating at both campus and community sites, ARC provides assistance via individual appointments with learning consultants; two basic life/career planning workshops and additional mini-workshops; and a public television series and other outreach activities. While the most effective marketing for ARC has been through referrals from former participants, whom evaluation efforts reveal to be generally satisfied with ARC's services, ARC's newsletter has also been effective in disseminating pertinent information. Budgeting information, a list of the characteristics of adult learners, various forms and survey instruments, and a bibliography are included with the program description. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education.