ERIC Number: ED449334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Jane Addams Resource Corporation: A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach. Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project Case Studies Series.
Glasmeier, Amy K.; Nelson, Candace; Thompson, Jeffery W.
This case study on the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) is the third 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 a community-based organization that developed specialized metalworking and training and technical assistance programs to create pathways for advancement for low-income workers while helping small firms compete and survive in Chicago in the face of global competition. Section 1 discusses JARC's programs, historical events that led to its current form, sectoral strategies, and relationships it has formed to further its objectives. Section 2 describes the metalworking industry and competitive pressures affecting metalworking firms and their effect on future employment opportunities. Section 3 looks at how JARC puts its sectoral approach into practice; relationships it built with employers and key industry groups; how it gained expertise on skills standards and training methods for entry-level workers; and how it leveraged its reputation to encourage public and private sectors to increase training opportunities for low-skilled workers. Section 4 describes training programs, including content and approach of metalworking skills courses, and outreach, recruitment, and post-training job placement assistance. Section 5 discusses training program costs and their outcomes. Section 6 reviews lessons learned and strategic challenges JARC faces. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Economically Disadvantaged, Entry Workers, Industry, Job Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Metal Industry, Metal Working, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Recruitment, School Community Relationship, Technical Assistance, Trade and Industrial Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)