ERIC Number: ED356834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Seven Years of Gender Equity: Building California's Workforce.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Since 1984, the Gender Equity and Civil Rights specialist of the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges (CCC) has led the colleges in the strategic development of statewide and college-based Gender Equity, Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker, and Single Pregnant Woman programs designed to improve access and eliminate barriers to vocational education. In 1987, the CCC launched a 4-year technical assistance program of on-site workshops to help colleges develop strategic plans for gender equity, resulting in the implementation of programs to combat sex bias at nearly half of the state's 107 colleges. Similarly, under a program known as "New Horizons," 66 of the CCC's 107 colleges are implementing federally funded programs to service single parents and displaced homemakers. Project STEP-UP, currently in operation at three CCC campuses, is a comprehensive program to promote the recruitment and retention of women in the technical/trade programs while the LINKS project, currently implemented by five CCC campuses, focuses on the recruitment and retention of women in math and science fields, through cooperative arrangements with California's secondary and four-year institutions. The Skills Training for New Californians program provides support services principally to Latino single parents/homemakers and single pregnant women, and currently serves about 40 individuals each year. Finally, in the Displaced Homemakers Outreach with Community-Based Organizations program, local community-based organizations serve as one-stop resource centers for the colleges. All CCC's funded to conduct gender equity programs must participate in the state's Program Accountability Model evaluation program, which collects demographic data on, and tracks services delivered to program participants. Data tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Displaced Homemakers, Economic Development, Females, Immigrants, Job Skills, Nontraditional Occupations, One Parent Family, Postsecondary Education, Pregnant Students, Program Descriptions, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California