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ERIC Number: ED449333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89843-306-1
Focus:HOPE--A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach. Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project Case Studies Series.
Thompson, Jeffery W.; Turner-Meikeljohn, Susan; Conway, Maureen
This case study on Focus: HOPE is the fourth of six sectoral studies to provide an in-depth look at individual sectoral employment development programs and their interaction within distinct economic and industry environments. It explores HOPE, a Detroit civil rights organization with a highly developed machinist training program. Section 1 discusses its programs, historical events that led to its current structure, details of HOPE's sectoral strategies, and key relationships it has formed to achieve its objectives. Section 2 describes important features of the machinist-related occupations and industry that employs these workers. It discusses relationships between machine shops and competitive factors affecting the automotive industry. Section 3 focuses on how HOPE puts its sectoral strategies into practice, particularly how it interacts with and influences industry and other key educational and governmental entities to increase employment opportunities for the disadvantaged population. Section 4 reviews HOPE's core training program, the Machinist Training Institute (MTI), with training programs for disadvantaged people with a range of skills and educational backgrounds. It explains the content and approach of each training course and the services that provide outreach, recruitment, evaluation, and post-training placement assistance. Section 5 discusses outcomes associated with MTI's training, including ratios for graduation and placement rates, and costs. Section 6 reviews lessons learned and challenges HOPE faces. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)