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ERIC Number: ED449334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89843-305-3
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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)