ERIC Number: ED230718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Employment: Colleges Have a Role.
Bluhm, Jeremy; Butler, Erik Payne
This booklet shows how postsecondary institutions can serve economically disadvantaged youth by working with local employment and training agencies. Programs administered by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) are described as well as the students they served. Program goals and services are cited: vocational training, pre-college orientation, basic skills, life skills, and career exploration. Innovative instructional techniques to help disadvantaged youth succeed in the classroom are also listed. A discussion of the crucial role of support examines ways of extending contact with students outside of class and institutional adjustments to meet the needs of disadvantaged students. The importance of linking the classroom to the workplace and of developing worksites is also emphasized. Collaboration between colleges and private industry councils, employment and training agencies, employers, and community-based organizations is examined as a means to gain funding and assistance. Guidelines for developing collaborations are offered. Benefits from FIPSE projects are explored for postsecondary institutions, business and industry, and administrators of federal funds. (YLB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Role, Teaching Methods, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Center for Public Service.