ERIC Number: ED431500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Work First Client Enrollment Status Report (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 Data).
North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.
This report contains enrollment data about the North Carolina Division of Social Services Work First clients who were enrolled in North Carolina community colleges curriculum and extension programs during the academic years 1995-96, 1996-97, and 1997-98. North Carolina's welfare reform initiative, Work First, is the State's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Work First represents a new way of providing public assistance and employment services by focusing on the importance of work and personal responsibility. As such, local departments of social services require able-bodied adults to work (or train) in exchange for time-limited cash benefits. That effort involves providing families with the necessary resources to move them from welfare to work. The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) is one of the chief partners in this venture. The enrollment data are aggregated and categorized by college, extension and curriculum programs, county, and Employment Program Information System (EPIS) participation status. During the 1995-96 academic year, 38,277 (24%) Work First clients enrolled in community college programs; 33,166 (23%) enrolled during 1996-97; and 25,707 (23%) enrolled during 1997-98. Fifty-eight community colleges are included in these data. Contains 27 tables. Appended is information about the number of non-Work First clients enrolled in community college programs by college, the North Carolina Community College System Work First contacts, and agency contacts. (AMA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.