ERIC Number: ED329756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Literacy and Employment Training Program Participant Follow-Up. A Technical Assistance Guide. A Supplement to: Wider Opportunities: Combining Literacy and Employment Training for Women. A Program Model.
Beck, Judy A.
This technical assistance guide suggests strategies for achieving success in all aspects of follow-up of literacy/employment training program participants. A brief section is devoted to the importance of setting standards for follow-up. The manual then discusses implementation strategies for each of the three aspects of follow-up: tracking for statistical and funding purposes; extending services for graduates; and involving graduates in ongoing program activities. Uses of follow-up data are addressed, and ways in which a program can stay in contact with participants after graduation are suggested. Some graduate activities are described that can ease the transition into job search, employment, or further education and reinforce program contact necessary for collecting follow-up data on retention. Roles that graduates can fill are also suggested, including acting as role models, becoming part of a mentor program, recruiting new participants, delivering testimony at public or legislative hearings, contributing financially, working as instructors or staff, and being on the board of directors or advisory board. A section on staffing considers the alternatives of designation of responsibility to all staff or to specific staff. A final section on funding emphasizes the importance of building in funding for follow-up activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Females, Financial Support, Followup Studies, Fund Raising, Graduates, Illiteracy, Job Training, Literacy Education, Low Income Groups, Participation, Program Implementation, Womens Education
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, NW, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Hitachi Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 299 397, ED 300 553, and CE 057 322-323.