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ERIC Number: ED466273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making Connections to Jobs, Education, and Training: The Essential Skills Program of the Community College of Denver.
Melendez, Edwin; Suarez, Carlos
This paper describes the Essential Skills Program at the Community College of Denver (CCD), which functions as an education broker and a labor market intermediary that coordinates the services offered by CCD with the needs of a number of Department of Social Service clients. The Essential Skills Program (ESP) supplements the services offered by the college by providing a series of Life and Employment Skills and contributes to the Department of Social Services by assisting students in getting an internship as part of their training, and a job once their training is completed. ESP was designed in an effort to increase the job opportunities of welfare clients affected by Welfare-to-Work legislation. Core courses are designed to provide participants with work-related skills. ESP offers services to approximately 100 students per semester in 4 short-term, 4-month long educational tracks. The most successful program, the Financial Services track, with an average enrollment of 22 students per semester, has a 50% graduation rate, a 50% employment rate, and an average wage of $9.40 an hour, the highest in the program. The other tracks are Early Childhood Education, Medical Instrument Technician, and Retail Sales. (Contains 22 references.) (NB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Mauricio Gaston Inst. for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.; New School Univ., New York, NY. Community Development Research Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families