ERIC Number: ED376334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling and Life-Coping Workshops for Unemployed Workers.
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
This document consists of the final report and booklet developed by a project that provided individual counseling and life-coping skills workshops to recently unemployed workers lacking basic educational skills. The final report describes how individuals recruited at Philadelphia unemployment offices attended group workshop sessions where they received information on benefits available to unemployed persons, resume writing, and job search strategies. Workshop participants completed the Test of Basic Adult Education and attended two individual counseling sessions to discuss ways of coping with the problems resulting from their unemployment. Participants evaluating the program praised its information on available benefits, job interviews, and training programs and its individual counseling sessions. Sixteen of the 34 participants who were interviewed over the telephone indicated that they had found jobs by using approaches learned in the workshops. Appended to the final report are the following: workshop schedule, flyer, evaluation form, and materials explaining available benefits. Included in the resume writing/job search booklet are the following: tips for writing resumes and cover letters, sample resumes and cover letters, job search and interviewing techniques, salary negotiation guidelines, and a 14-item bibliography. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania