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ERIC Number: ED308455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-25
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs Inc. P.A.C.E. (Preparation and Access to Continuing Employment) Program.
Frith, V. Gaye; Yellen, Penny
Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs Inc. is a private, voluntary, non-profit, human service group which provides disadvantaged children and youth of diverse social and cultural backgrounds with a safe and challenging environment and the experiences to acquire the skills which will enable them to become responsible and participating adults. Special projects funding has been used to develop a wide range of employment and pre-employment programs to address the need of young people who are functioning at well below an employment level. The Winnipeg group was chosen to develop and deliver the Preparation and Access to Continuing Employment Program (PACE) for youth under the Social Assistance Recipients Diversion Fund Program. The target group for the program are social assistance recipients ages 18 to 24. Participants are referred from social assistance case workers and screened for eligibility, training/employment history, and potential for benefit. The PACE program was designed to be competency-based, learner-centered and structured to provide as much flexibility as possible to meet individual needs. A high staff/participant ratio was used. Of the participants in the first program, 38 percent were employed full-time. With approximately 3 months left in the second program, 18 percent had been placed with employers, and 12 percent were seeking placements. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada