ERIC Number: ED419121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Work beyond GED. Final Report. Project #98-7011.
Conrady, Sue R.
A project was designed to give 43 students enrolled in a GED (General Educational Development) program the opportunity to combine educational and vocational training in order to succeed in both. By focusing on self-awareness, career awareness, career counseling, job shadowing, and job-site mentoring activities while studying for a GED diploma, students began to formulate a lifelong learning plan and view passing the GED as the first step toward the goal of full employment or further training and self-fulfillment. During the program, partnerships were formed with businesses, schools, and community-based organizations. Students were given a program with emphasis on career exploration and portfolio development. During the program, portfolios were developed for 27 participants, 5 students received job-site experiences, 10 students obtained jobs and 8 students entered other training programs. In addition, 25 students took their GED and 28 students were referred to other programs. The project participants recommended that adult literacy programs build relationships with area agencies and businesses and work closely with established school-to-work consortiums in order to facilitate student job-site experiences and job placement. (Includes a curriculum resource list, a student activity log, and sample student portfolios that were developed as part of the project.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Intermediate Unit 1, Coal Center, PA.