ERIC Number: ED346333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the JOBS Program in Ohio: A Process Study. Second Annual Report.
Lewis, Morgan V.; And Others
This second annual report describes implementation of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program in Ohio. Part I is a synthesis of findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on information obtained in 15 demonstration counties. Chapter 1 provides background on the historical development of assistance programs in the United States and Ohio. Chapter 2 discusses similar and unique approaches that counties take to orient and assess Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipients who are entering the JOBS program and the difficulties that may be encountered. Chapter 3 presents an overview of the JOBS program as seen by individuals in the 15 demonstration counties. It is organized by the three major components to which clients can be assigned--education and training, Community Work Experience Programs, and Job Club--and by employers' experiences hiring JOBS participants. Chapter 4 contains findings and recommendations. Part II presents summary descriptions of the implementation of the JOBS programs in the 15 demonstration counties. Each summary describes major characteristics of the county, structure of the JOBS program, orientation and assessment procedures used, and factors considered when assigning clients to components. It discusses each major component of the JOBS program in the county and effects of the change from Transitions to Independence, the preceding work program, to JOBS. Each summary concludes with a list of major problems or suggestions for improvement in the JOBS program. (A 13-item reference list at the end of Part I and 43 data tables are included.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Formative Evaluation, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Human Services, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children