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ERIC Number: ED226774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-20
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Governor's Special Grant Annual Status Report: Coordination and Linkage with Education, Social, and Welfare Agencies in Carteret County.
Strand, Alex
In 1980, a project was conducted in Carteret County to: (1) establish linkages among human service delivery agencies, educational institutions, and employment and training programs; (2) use these linkages to facilitate the identification of disadvantaged and handicapped individuals who could benefit from vocational training; and (3) contact area business and industry to identify skill shortage areas and develop job opportunities for training program participants. The project's objectives were accomplished by the project staff and the Carteret County Employment and Training Interagency Committee, composed of representatives from various local and state governmental, social service, and employment agencies. The Committee identified displaced homemakers, single parents, public assistance recipients, veterans, offenders, and the handicapped as priority target groups, and provided outreach and referrals into training programs. Existing data sources, and contacts with business and industry revealed that immediate employment and training opportunities existed for general maintenance and diesel mechanics, bookkeepers, nurses and nurses' aides, medical secretaries, cashiers, and quantity cooks. Employers also expressed support for programs that would improve the basic skills of job applicants. While the project did not actually enroll participants, many economically disadvantaged individuals benefitted from the increased agency coordination and Committee referrals. (DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: North Carolina Governor's Office, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Carteret Technical Coll., Morehead City, NC.