ERIC Number: ED434225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
How To Design and Deliver an Effective Employment Program.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
This handbook, which is intended to assist staff at Neighborhood Networks centers who are responsible for helping unemployed or low-income individuals make the transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency, outlines a 13-step approach to the design and delivery of job readiness programs. The handbook may be used as a guide to direct delivery of job readiness training or a resource for evaluating and selecting employment service providers. The bulk of the handbook advises staff on how to take the following 13 steps of the process described are as follows: (1) choose and organize an effective job readiness training program for residents; (2) communicate to staff and residents the importance of job readiness training; (3) involve employers in the training; (4) connect with job developers and placement providers; (5) identify and evaluate employment strengths and barriers of the target population; (6) categorize the target population; (7) create a mission statement and training goals; (8) establish individual participation rules; (9) design the job readiness training, including its length, format, and curriculum; (10) build staff capacity by training the trainer; (11) review and assess the trainers; (12) measure outcomes; and (13) provide case management support. Concluding the handbook are the names/addresses of 11 "soft skills" and "hard skills" best practice job readiness training models. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Centers, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Guidelines, Job Skills, Job Training, Neighborhoods, Program Design, Training Methods, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Networks, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207; Tel: 888-312-2743 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.