ERIC Number: ED287532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Options Program: Final Report.
A description is provided of the first-year activities of Clackamas County's Vocational Options Program (VOP), a program for high-risk youth focusing on affective skills, pre-employment training, specific job skill training, employment placement, and independent living. Part I looks at the employment training needs of young people in Clackamas County who had dropped out of traditional vocational education programs, and who displayed significant behavioral, attitudinal, and experiential barriers to employment. This section relates how the strategy for serving these students was developed by local school districts, Clackamas Community College, the Private Industry Council of Clackamas County, and county youth service agencies. Part II describes VOP, explaining the services provided, linkages with other agencies, the roles played by the agencies involved, staffing, the flow of services, unique relationships or services, and the budget. Finally, part III offers information on outcomes, including data on numbers served, placements, positive termination rates, etc.; a discussion of problems related to referral and staff assignment; a review of solutions; and an assessment of the achievement of original goals and noteworthy successes. (EJV)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dropouts, Employment Programs, High Risk Persons, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clackamas Community Coll., Oregon City, OR.