ERIC Number: ED360511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Job Connection. Connecticut's Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program.
Connecticut State Dept. of Income Maintenance, Hartford.
The Job Connection, which meets the requirements stipulated in the Family Support Act of 1988, is structured to ensure that needy families with children obtain the education, training, and employment needed to help them avoid long-term welfare dependence. The Job Connection program is administered through Connecticut's Department of Income Maintenance and is targeted toward Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) applicants/recipients. Job Connection services include the following: program orientation; assistance in planning for family self-sufficiency; education and training programs (including adult basic education, English as a Second Language, high school completion, job skills, training, and on-the-job training programs); job placement programs; payment of special benefits for plan-related child care and transportation; referral to community or state services; provision of work-related benefits while participants still qualify for AFDC; and transitional child care and medical benefits after AFDC eligibility ends. As of June 1991, almost 4,000 Job Connection participants had begun working at a starting hourly wage of $6.57, and 11,000 participants were involved in education and training activities. (Appendixes are as follows: information about the district offices and personnel of Connecticut's Department of Income Maintenance; a listing of the steps in the Job Connection program; and data on the Job Connection program participation, results, costs, and funding.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Job Placement, Job Training, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Services, State Programs, Transitional Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Income Maintenance, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children