ERIC Number: ED312450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Assessment and Vocational Guidance for the Unemployed.
This document describes a British REPLAN program to help unemployed adults articulate and record in a personal portfolio their experience relevant to employment or education in order to help them convince employers or educators that they can do the job or benefit from the training. (REPLAN promotes educational opportunities for unemployed adults.) The document consists of seven sections, material from three case studies, and two appendices. The introduction states the project's objectives, methodology, and target groups. Section 2 describes how project services were delivered. Staff and curriculum are covered in section 3. Section 4 describes a survey of 23 employers in the Bristol area aimed at gathering data on recruitment practices, employment trends, specific job information, and the employers' response to the portfolio. Section 5 covers the participants' response to the project and the impact of the project on other services for unemployed adults. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in sections 6 and 7, respectively. The three case studies describe individual project workshops in detail. Appendix A contains as an example a portfolio developed by a participant at one of the workshops. Appendix B contains the employer survey and its findings. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)