ERIC Number: ED350481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Step Forward. Single Parent/Homemaker Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 1990-1991.
Kentucky Tech Region 5, Elizabethtown.
The Step Forward Single Parent/Homemaker Program in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was developed to provide information on career opportunities and assist the target individuals in career assessment, career counseling, and goal setting in order to develop self-esteem and time management skills. During the second year of the Step Forward program in 1990-91, 76 single parents/displaced homemakers were served through one 80-hour workshop and three 2-week workshops. An additional 109 people were served through miniworkshops and/or career assessment and counseling. A total of 185 persons in the 8 counties of the area were served; 181 of the participants were women and 9 were nonwhite persons. Participants were recruited through advertising in community agencies, churches, newspapers, radio, posters, and brochures, and by staff members of Career Connections, faculty of Elizabethtown Community College, and local high school and vocational school counselors. Almost all the workshop participants decided to pursue further education and training, although some chose to seek employment. Because of the newness of the project, few participants have completed training. A major activity of the year included a follow-up on the 215 participants of the first year. Mail or telephone follow-up reached most participants; 38 percent of the 64 workshop participants are employed or still in training; 37 percent are still in high school, employed, or in postsecondary training. (This document includes follow-up statistics from 1989-90, responses from participants, an advisory committee list, forms used, and publicity generated.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Tech Region 5, Elizabethtown.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky