ERIC Number: ED399979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Community College Participation in the JOBS Program: A Report to America's Community Colleges.
Katsinas, Stephen G.; And Others
This two-part report presents quantitative and qualitative data from a 1994 national study of community college participation in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program, a transitional welfare-to-work program. Following a preface, an executive summary reviews the study methodology, indicating that 277 colleges out of 1,170 surveyed participated in the study, and describes findings and conclusions. An introduction then provides a brief history of federal welfare programs, a description of the JOBS program, and a review of difficulties experienced by states in implementing JOBS. This section also highlights the importance of effective coordination among participating agencies and the key role of community colleges in providing workforce training under JOBS. Part 1 then analyzes results from the study related to the characteristics of responding colleges, their level of involvement in JOBS policy development, barriers to the effective delivery of the JOBS program, and the level of collaboration between state agencies and the colleges. This part indicates that there was a significant increase in the participation of community colleges in providing services to JOBS participants from 1990 to 1994, that welfare-to-work transition services are well established, and that there is considerable integration with services provided by other community agencies. Finally, part 2 reviews JOBS programs at community colleges, presenting 19 case studies of exemplary practices involved in the program. A list of responding community colleges, the survey instrument, and cover letters are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Office of Family Assistance.
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