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ERIC Number: ED442964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Displaced Homemaker Programs, Fiscal Year 1999. Vocational Education Legislative Report.
Idaho State Div. of Professional-Technical Education, Boise.
Idaho's displaced homemaker program exists to reduce the incidence of poverty among the 59,498 displaced homemakers (according to the 1990 census) and 22,147 single mothers in the state. Of those who participated in Idaho's displaced homemaker programs in fiscal year 1999 (FY1999), 852 (33%) earned less than $5,000 annually. Yet, only 95 received welfare payments, and only 511 received food stamps. Idaho's displaced homemakers are served by a network of Centers for New Directions that sponsor activities designed to prepare participants for employment and/or educational opportunities. Highlights from the centers' activities for FY1999 include the following: 6-week employment readiness classes; support groups to help employment readiness training graduates continue to work toward self-sufficiency; intensive pre-employment preparation classes at Pocatello Women's Correctional Center; work experience, internships, and volunteer opportunities at Eastern Idaho Technical College to help participants work toward their career goals; classes for divorcing parents and for unemployed and underemployed participants; and a conference focusing on opportunities for women in skilled nontraditional occupations. In FY1999, Idaho's centers for new directions served 2,549 participants, of whom 803 entered the labor market, 1,081 entered school/training, and 96 enrolled in nontraditional training. Demographic information about the FY1999 displaced homemaker program participants is appended. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Div. of Professional-Technical Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho