ERIC Number: ED328701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Hospitality Occupational Skills Training Cooperative. Project HOST Final Report.
Northwest Educational Cooperative, Des Plaines, IL.
Project HOST (Hospitality Occupational Skills Training) provided vocational training and employment opportunities in the hotel industry to disadvantaged adult minority populations in Chicago. It demonstrated a model for successful cooperation between the business sector and a public vocational education agency and developed and piloted a vocational training curriculum that integrated basic, critical thinking, and on-the-job coping skills. A pilot version of the curriculum was developed and revised at the completion of each of the four training demonstration cycles. A curriculum summary/guide was developed. Outreach and recruitment efforts reached over 300 prospective students through a network that included welfare agencies, Job Training Partnership Act providers, social service agencies, and community-based organizations. The project conducted intake for and assessed over 204 participants, using project-developed assessment and interview forms. Supportive employment services included employment counseling, hotel tours, peer support groups, and job development, placement, and follow-up. Upon completion of the 8-week training, students participated in work experience internships. Evaluation results indicated the project was successful in meeting goals and objectives. (Appendixes include sample recruitment materials and intake and assessment forms; project newsletters; and certificate of achievement.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Job Skills, Job Training, Minority Groups, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Educational Cooperative, Des Plaines, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)