ERIC Number: ED429190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Getting in, Staying on, Moving up: A Practitioner's Guide to Employment Retention.
Proscio, Tony; Elliott, Mark
This practitioner's guide to helping employment program clients find, retain, and advance in jobs is based on the experiences of Moving Up, an employment program operated by New York's Vocational Foundation, Inc. (VFI). The guide begins with an overview of Moving Up, which has become a national model for helping disadvantaged minority youths develop the job and interpersonal skills needed to find, retain, and succeed in employment. The next two sections examine two aspects of the program: (1) enrollment, training, and job readiness (expectations and support, key staff roles, recruitment, program eligibility, screening, training and instruction, case management, stipends, medical and social services); and (2) placement and follow-up (job development, career counseling, and strategies for dealing with crises and building lasting relationships with clients). Presented next are nine principles for successful job retention: hold staff accountable for ends, not means; introduce clients to a "culture of employment"; stress coordination and continuity throughout the program; hire counseling and training staff based on personal skills and professional credentials; maintain a network of services that support the whole person; let students develop a close relationship with at least one caring adult; after students are employed, incorporate the program's services into the rhythm of their workday; cultivate employers; and begin retention at intake. Appended is information on VFI's history, mission, and activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Turnover, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Vocational Adjustment, Young Adults, Youth Programs
Public/Private Ventures, Communications Department, 2005 Market Street, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19103; Tel: 215-557-4400; Fax: 215-557-4469; Web site: http://www.ppv.org ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: New York