ERIC Number: ED260273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Rikers Island Correction Industry Program and Occupational Proficiency Certification. Final Report.
Garner, C. William; And Others
A project team sought to develop a process whereby the Correction Industries Division, Rikers Island, could assist inmates in the maximization of their on-the-job training (OJT) experiences to their benefit in obtaining employment upon release. The team visited industry work sites at Rikers and then selected three work areas for an analysis of tasks: women's sewing, men's tailor, and metal shops. Instead of conducting task analyses, existing V-TECS (Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States) task lists were selected for a comparison with the actual tasks conducted in these three areas. Project team members and instructors identified tasks performed by inmates. A master list of tasks was developed for each of the shops. It was suggested that proficiency records that certify inmate competencies could be filed in the Industries Division's office. Recommendations called for career guidance for inmates to aid in selection of an OJT program, acquisition of V-TECS materials for instructors, task analyses of the remaining OJT industries programs, and planning for the implementation and followthrough for an OJT certification program. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, contain competency lists.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Certification, Competence, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Metal Working, Needle Trades, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Information, On the Job Training, Prisoners, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Education.