Security, Dignity, Caring Relationships, and Meaningful Work: Needs Motivating Participation in a Job-Training Program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David F. Ayers, Assistant Professor (Creator)
David Carlone, Associate Professor (Creator)
Cherrel Melesia Miller Dyce (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Researchers asked 17 participants in a job-training program to describe their personal struggles following an economic restructuring. Examined through a critical theoretical lens, findings indicate that the learners enrolled in the program to reclaim security, dignity, meaningful work, and caring relationships. Program planners at community colleges are therefore urged to employ democratic program planning models, ask learners about their educational needs as they see them, and listen compassionately to their responses.

Additional Information

Publication
Community College Review, 35(4)
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
educational needs, job training, job development, meaningful work, caring relationships, community college, needs assessment, economic development, two year colleges, program planning