ERIC Number: ED308352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Center. Annual Report.
Hopkinsville Community Coll., KY.
The Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Center at Hopkinsville Community College is designed to assist eligible participants with individualized training and acquisition of marketable skills. Before classes begin, a week-long orientation is scheduled to help the participants explore careers and become job ready. The orientation also is designed to help the participants build individual self-esteem, discuss and solve common problems, learn the value of support systems, and develop successful, responsible behavior. Emphasis is placed on professional grooming, interviewing techniques, resume writing, communication skills, assertiveness, and financial planning. Participants are also required to take a psychology course on human potential and a seminar on employability skills. The Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker program served approximately 50 women during the 1986-87 year. As a result of the program, some participants secured jobs with the Post Office, and some may become police trainees. A number of women achieved academic honors and/or scholarships to four-year colleges. Participants also became aware of job possibilities and many became employed at the end of training. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Hopkinsville Community Coll., KY.