ERIC Number: ED443479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-31
JumpStart III Final Report.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B.; Kozeracki, Carol A.
This final report for the JumpStart III program presents a summary of the entrepreneurship training programs developed by each of the four JumpStart III partners selected in March 1997. Grants for the colleges totaled $354,546 over 2 years. The Jumpstart funding has been only a starting point for these and the other 12 Jumpstart partners in bringing entrepreneurship education to the community college population. At Eastern Oklahoma State College, recruiting workshops and one-day entrepreneurship workshops were held, and several courses in entrepreneurship and business operation were developed. Chattanooga State Technical Community College's program provided training for two populations within Chattanooga's public housing projects: the TRACE (Training Residents and Creating Entrepreneurs) program for women interested in starting their own businesses, and the Minority Construction Training Program for residents interested in the construction of industry. The program at St. Augustine College in Illinois was conducted in partnership with the Economic Development Unit of the Uptown Center Hull House, and was designed to train entrepreneurs in the Vietnamese and Latino communities in Chicago. Westchester Community College's three-month, 100-hour program targeted low-income women in New York who have gone through a divorce, whose spouse has died, or who are financially responsible for their families. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.