ERIC Number: ED427225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing to Enter the Workforce: A School-to-Work Model for Adults. Final Product. 1997-1998.
Selkirk, Betty; Wiggins, Sondra
A project was conducted to prepare unemployed or underemployed adults to enter the work force by continuing and expanding an adult education and career enhancement program that embraces the National Education Goals and contains all the elements of a school-to-work model. Staff were recruited and trained, a curriculum integrating work-based and school-based learning was designed, and secondary and postsecondary components were linked. In addition, linkages were established among the school, other human service providers, and industries in the community. Students were recruited, trained in academic as well as job readiness and job skills, and matched with mentors for on-the-job activities. Of the 10 students enrolled in the program, 3 completed all components of the program. Three students completed the job search phase part of the program, and three students participated in the work-based component of the program and had positive work experiences. Of the three completing students, one had secured full-time employment at the close of the program, and the other two were actively searching for jobs. The program has proved to be successful for all students involved over its 2-year existence. (Eight appendixes, which make up the majority of this document, include a marketing plan, adult-to-work resources, handouts and worksheets, orientation, practice job applications, evaluation forms, job center letter, and work experience contacts.) (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Indiana, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania