ERIC Number: ED405513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Jail to Job. Final Report.
Erie City School District, PA.
The Jail to Job program was developed to prepare soon-to-be released inmates of the Erie County Prison to seek employment and/or vocational/educational training. Forty-five inmates were assessed to determine their educational and ability levels, interests, and values. The inmates attended an 8-week (32-hour) course on the following topics: decision making; problem solving; career interests; success at work; job search techniques; job interview techniques; and resume writing. Discussion of inmates' attitudes, anger, and survival in and upon release from prison was incorporated into nearly every class session. According to follow-up surveys completed by the inmates after their release from prison, 75% of course participants found employment. The program sessions on interviewing and resume writing generated the most interest. (The bibliography lists 18 references. Also included are a detailed curriculum outline and an appendix consisting of the following: curriculum topic list; individualized educational program form; sample certificate of achievement; sample publicity flyer; blank and sample completed program evaluation forms; and sample resume for program completers.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Anger, Aptitude Tests, Basic Skills, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Individualized Instruction, Job Search Methods, Program Effectiveness, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Erie City School District, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania