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ERIC Number: ED459329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
A Follow-Up Study of Trained Adolescent Students in the Workforce Who Graduated from Robert E. Abbott Accelerated Middle School, Waukegan, Illinois.
Kallianis, Elaine
The effectiveness of a preemployment program that was initiated at Robert E. Abbott Accelerated Middle School in Waukegan, Illinois, was examined through a follow-up survey of the program's graduates. The survey population consisted of all 176 individuals who had participated in the preemployment club since its inception in 1994 (28 individuals over age 18 and 148 individuals under age 18). Usable responses to the 8-question survey were obtained from 3 individuals over age 18 and 70 under age 18 (10.7% and 47.3% response rates, respectively). All 73 respondents reported benefiting from their enrollment in the preemployment program and were able to apply what they had learned to real situations in the workforce. All respondents stated that they had benefited from the entire program, 98.6% reported benefiting from writing resumes, 95.8% indicated that they had benefited from mock interviews, and 95.8% stated that they had enrolled in at least one extra class during their high school years and after graduation to better prepare for the world of work. Respondents also credited the program with helping them obtain a job or handle uncomfortable situations at work. (The bibliography contains 14 references. The following items are appended: survey instrument; Human Subjects Committee approval; survey instrument cover letter; and parental consent documentation.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A