ERIC Number: ED333915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Dislocated Worker Assistance Center: Information Packet.
Joliet Junior Coll., IL.
The Dislocated Worker Assistance Center (DWAC) at Joliet Junior College (Illinois) is a comprehensive employment and training program for individuals with established work records who have lost their jobs because of layoff, plant closure, or changes in technology in the workplace. The DWAC was elected to serve as the National Demonstration Center for the Retraining of Dislocated Workers, providing vocational education and services, as well as conducting research to assist other institutions in establishing or improving dislocated worker projects. The primary services offered by the DWAC to employers include providing a pool of qualified job applicants; prescreening job candidates; developing customized training programs; utilizing on-the-job training (OJT) funds to reimburse employers for 50% of the wages paid to OJT participants; and assisting employers in accessing other grant and incentive programs. Services provided to eligible program participants include vocational and job readiness assessment; career counseling; occupational training and retraining; job search and placement assistance; and outreach and coordination with community-based organizations and state agencies. This report presents the DWAC philosophy and organizational structure; reviews the program application steps; describes program services and ancillary programs providing services beyond the scope of the DWAC; and presents eligibility criteria for dislocated workers. A separate report provides brief descriptions of the components of Joliet's Institute of Economic Technology, including the Small Business Development Center, DWAC, Business Assistance and Training Center, Community Assessment Center, Entrepreneurship Services Center, and National Demonstration Center. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joliet Junior Coll., IL.