ERIC Number: ED229551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-26
Reference Count: N/A
Employability Skills System Program. A Final Report.
Bowers, Robert F.
The Employability Skills System Program (ESSP) is an adult education program designed to combine academic skills with job-seeking and employability skills. The program efforts include coordinating services and creating linkages between existing delivery services within the Detroit Public School System and private business and industry. In addition, the ESSP includes a curriculum exemplary of the realities of life and employment. This outreach program enrolled 150 adult education students during its first year, from March 1, 1982 to February 28, 1983. The training program included employability and job seeking skills; adult education skills; high school equivalency test training; vocational training; job club activities; and job placement, try-out, and cooperative training. At the end of the first year, the program appeared to be a success, since 14 identified success indicators showed positive direction. For example, of the 150 students, 21 attained jobs, 84 enrolled in a vocational/technical program, 46 completed high school equivalency tests, and 68 attended job interviews. As a result of the study, it was recommended that similar adult education programs combining job training, employability skills, and academic education be continued. A glossary or acronyms and sample forms used in the program are appended. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Adult Education.