ERIC Number: ED375867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Bridging Program for Southeast Regional College. Program Description and Final Report.
Ast, Harley J.
Southeast Regional College's Rural Bridging Program was developed to provided unemployed men and women with a variety of learning experiences designed to prepare them for employment or further education. Specifically, the 24-week program assisted participants in identifying personal attributes and needs related to career development; exploring new career and educational options in a changing labor market; and acquiring on-the-job training skills which are needed in the market place. Participants progressed through phases focusing on pre-employment and life skills (e.g., self-image, work attitudes, goal setting, and realistic expectations); microcomputer training; work experience; job search; and job placement. The program's 12 participants came from diverse backgrounds in terms of education, work experience, age, and skill levels. Three participants withdrew from the program, and two were replaced. The remaining 11 participants completed the program, and it is anticipated that 8 participants will continue working after the program ends, 2 will return to school, and 1 will continue his job search. Evaluation data were solicited from both the students and the workplace hosts throughout the program, and responses were generally favorable. It was recommended that the program be delivered in another rural location in fall/winter 1994-95. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Regional Coll., Regina (Saskatchewan).