ERIC Number: ED405509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education Access Project.
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, PA.
A project was conducted to improve access to adult education for clients of Pennsylvania's Erie Family Center. The project's primary objectives were as follows: include adult education services in the referral services provided to family center clients; expedite students' referral to adult education services; provide career counseling to individuals; and provide a library of materials for career counseling at the family center and a procedure for utilizing the materials. A model career exploration experience designed to provide learners with the tools to enter training, obtain a job, or identify barriers to employment was developed and implemented with nine adults, and a multiagency program for women that focused on information needed to achieve self-sufficiency/self-preservation was developed and offered to 10 women (8 of whom completed the program). (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of this document contain the following: family center checklist; family center enrollment; family center needs assessment; flyers for Career Exploration Workshop to determine client needs; programs of Erie County flyer; table of contents for postsecondary schools; employability and career training guide; list of materials reviewed; recruitment materials; and request for additional tutors to continue the program. Also included is a manual for training mentors.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Counseling Services, Daily Living Skills, Demonstration Programs, Information Dissemination, Literacy Education, Mentors, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Records (Forms), Referral, Resource Materials, State Agencies, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania