ERIC Number: ED308349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Project. Annual Report July 1, 1986-June 30, 1987.
Owensboro Public Schools, KY.
The Owensboro, Kentucky, Displaced Homemaker Program helps single parents/displaced homemakers in the Green River Area Development District to gain control of their lives by developing skills necessary to secure a job and become independent and self-sufficient. In fiscal year 1986-87, 240 persons applied for the program, which provides an orientation to the world of work, classroom training, personal and career counseling, life skills development, vocational exploration, General Educational Development test preparation, remedial and basic skills classes, and work experiences. After several evaluations, 31 participants were chosen for the fall class, and 25 were chosen for the spring class. Participants were evaluated and placed appropriately. Vocational funds were used to provide orientation, classroom training, child care, transportation, work experience, and job search skills for 23 participants. Of them, 15 are now employed, and the remainder are looking for work. Of the 66 participants enrolled in the program for the year, 42 have found employment. A job club has been formed to help the remaining participants find jobs. An additional 175 people during the year were not enrolled in the program but received a variety of services. The program has proven successful and will continue. Attachments include outlines of the program orientation and classroom curriculum, a sample course outline, and a description of the consultation program. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, Curriculum, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Potential, Females, Job Placement, Job Skills, Labor Market, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mothers, Occupational Information, One Parent Family, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reentry Workers, Self Actualization, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Owensboro Public Schools, KY.