ERIC Number: ED472137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Doors for Hispanics: An Assessment of the HACU-ETA Demonstration Project.
Melendez, Edwin; Suarez, Carlos
This report describes an assessment of four training demonstration projects designed to create or promote innovative strategies and approaches within community colleges and universities to provide training and employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged Hispanics. The programs targeted individuals of Hispanic origin eligible for programs authorized by the Job Training Partnership Act. Findings from the assessment indicated that all four programs had a strong case management component. Two programs supported students while they attended existing educational programs in the college. The other two were dedicated certification or degree programs targeting disadvantaged Hispanics. The four programs all provided academic support in the form of tutors, and sometimes, peer mentors. Student-focused program design was important for student success. Continuous and extensive relations with employers and industry provided numerous benefits to students. Four policy recommendations emerged from these case analyses: offering comprehensive case management, promoting student-focused instructional practice, designing student-friendly training programs, and creating links to industry and employers. Detailed case studies of each program are included. (Contains 33 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Job Training, Mentors, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Centered Curriculum, Tutors
New School University, Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, 72 Fifth Avneue, New York, NY 10011. Tel: 212-229-5311; Web site: http://www.newschool.edu/milano.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New School Univ., New York, NY. Community Development Research Center.