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ERIC Number: ED237706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Where Do We Go from Here? A National Model for Meeting the Informational Needs of the Unemployed.
Kopecky, Robert J.
The "Where Do We Go from Here?" conferences provide information to meet the long-term needs of unemployed workers (career change and retraining) and the short-term needs of coping with the psychological problems of being out-of-work. The conference presentation includes 70 to 100 volunteer professionals, providing optimistic and motivational messages. All speakers volunteer their time; materials are contributed by local area banks; and other private businesses and community agencies make in-kind contributions. The program begins with a general assembly. Miniseminars on career changes and subjects related to retraining follow. Most community colleges in the area and special interest groups have exhibits. Participants choose three afternoon "How Can I" sessions out of a possible 12 to 15. Evaluations at the conclusion use an instrument consistent at each presentation for the purpose of comparison. The large number of registrants is due to innovative program marketing using radio and television personalities. The conferences represent phase one of the project to meet the needs of the unemployed. During phase two intensive two-hour evening seminars have been developed at local community colleges on topics such as resume writing, repackaging oneself, and legal and medical concerns. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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