ERIC Number: ED246259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Model Re-Entry Program for Disadvantaged Women. May 1981-June 1982.
The College of Marin Women's Program implemented a project to provide comprehensive support, instructional, and advocacy services to disadvantaged women seeking information and/or future employment in nontraditional career fields. Areas of emphasis were the apprenticeable trades and other blue-collar work. The goal of the project was to assist 50 disadvantaged women through two six-week instructional programs, career information, counseling, and individualized tutoring. A comprehensive outreach and recruitment effort involved newspaper and television coverage, radio public service announcements, announcements on campus, brochures, and staff visits to various agencies. Individual counseling and support services began almost simultaneously with recruitment efforts. Tutorial services were offered at no cost. Two workshops focusing on blue-collar work and the trades were offered. Classes featured role models/speakers, and a career survival skills class for individuals considering the trades was offered. Field trips to nontraditional job sites and College of Marin shops were conducted. Activities for non-native English speakers included small classes, field trips to nontraditional job sites, and compilation of career resource materials. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include a program brochure, copies of newspaper articles, workshop fliers, the participant follow-up report, and course syllabus.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Education, Career Exploration, Disadvantaged, Females, Limited English Speaking, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Recruitment, Reentry Workers, Trade and Industrial Education, Tutoring, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.