ERIC Number: ED308297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
GAIN: Early Implementation Experiences and Lessons. California's Greater Avenues for Independence Program.
Riccio, James; And Others
California's Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) program requires that large numbers of welfare recipients receive job training and preparation for employment. A survey of the program analyzed early operations in 8 of the first 10 counties to implement it; data were gathered from program staff, case records, and field research of the first 16-24 months of operation. The survey found that the eight study counties were generally successful in developing the network of education and training services called for by the GAIN legislation. A program model was developed to provide basic education and/or job search assistance. The eight counties' programs have evolved in delivering services, managing the flow of registrants through the services, and obtaining compliance with the program's participation requirements. The systems are expanding to meet GAIN's demands. However, only about one-third of those eligible actually attended GAIN programs. The evaluation suggested immediate improvement in program marketing, participant tracking systems, money management, deferral policies, and basic education services. (Appendices provide supplementary tables, survey questions, and 18 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Compliance (Legal), Employment Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Job Training, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Legislation, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Social Services, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: California