ERIC Number: ED376327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Atkinson Center Adult Learning Program.
Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center, West Chester, PA.
An evening adult literacy program was developed to provide pre-General Educational Development (GED) instruction to residents of a men's shelter who desired to become dry cleaners pressers. Because an intake assessment of the 32 enrollees revealed that only 34% of them were high school dropouts and more than 50% had some college background, the program was revised in the first month to shift its emphasis from a pre-GED program to a basic employment skills/educational refresher course. At the end of the 120-day program, 19 obtained men obtained employment, 18 had worked on basic skills at their own level, 15 had attended 25% or more of available class hours, 1 enrolled in further training, and neither of the 2 men who began working toward taking the GED test was deemed ready to take the test at program's end. (Appendixes constituting approximately two-thirds of this document contain the following: employment readiness curriculum, 10-item bibliography, list of off-site training offered and other resources, list of companies participating in on-site interviews, sample participant job applications/interviews and evaluation reports, and letter of support from program clients.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center, West Chester, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania