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ERIC Number: ED405513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Erie City School District, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania