ERIC Number: ED362229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-10
Individual Referral Case Management Project. Final Report.
South Alabama Skills Center, Mobile.
A project was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of using various case management approaches with 120 Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants who were enrolled in individual referral programs at Bishop State Community College and Faulkner State Community College in Alabama. Two staff members were hired by the South Alabama Skills Center to perform case management and management information system functions, including: (1) preparing a monthly summary of and quarterly report on counseling provided; (2) conducting quarterly group counseling, job development/placement, and family support activities; (3) preparing individual case file folders for all referral participants; (4) conducting full, objective assessments of all applicants for referral; and (5) contacting participating colleges and preparing a list of acceptance criteria for each course of study offered to JTPA participants. Research activities for the Individual Referral Case Management Project sought to determine whether project outcomes indicated compliance with contractual performance goals. Data were collected for the study by reviewing end-of-year outcomes, including total number enrolled and served, total terminated, the number and percentage employed, the number and percentage employed in a field related to their studies, and the number of college graduates. The assessment revealed a need for additional data collection efforts; suggested that monthly summaries and quarterly reports were unnecessary; and suggested that group sessions, parent/spouse/guardian meetings, peer assistance, one-to-one meetings should be continued. Extensive data tables are included. Attachments include information on course of study acceptance criteria and a sample program status report (charts). (ECC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs, Mobile.
Authoring Institution: South Alabama Skills Center, Mobile.