ERIC Number: ED451352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
First Annual Mock Job Fair "Gateway to Success," Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island. Summary Report and Evaluation.
A "Gateway to Success" Mock Job Fair Program was conducted at Federal Correction Institute, Terminal Island. Prior to participation, inmates and employers were administered a pre-program needs assessment questionnaire to determine expectations. Results of the program evaluations (completed by inmates and employers) documented a need for future programs such as this one. The inmates unanimously felt they were better prepared for a job search upon release as a result of program participation. The inmates' self-esteem and confidence developed and expanded. Local employers were pleasantly surprised and impressed at how well the inmates were prepared and how motivated they were to return as productive, working members of society. Recommendations were to expand the program to include other inmates and additional industries and to develop mock job fair projects at other facilities in the federal prison system. (Appendixes include the pre-program assessments and job fair evaluations with tabulated results.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Bureau of Prisons (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A