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Erie County Summer Jobs and More Summer Youth Program Evaluation

Wilson, Benjamin David (2022) Erie County Summer Jobs and More Summer Youth Program Evaluation. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Summer youth jobs programs are emerging throughout the United States. One of the challenges is successful implementation between program designers and program administrators. The essential function is to implement a successful program for youth, employers, and program administrators. This evaluation explores what tools the Summer Jobs and More (Summer JAM) staff uses to help youth maximize success in the program’s goals and objectivities. The purpose of the program is to engage youth 16-21 years old, prepare youth for employment, and place them with an employer during the summer.
The purpose of this evaluation is to explore the work readiness training, a mandatory portion of the program, to see if skills learned in the work-readiness training transfer to the workplace. The Erie County Summer JAM Program has experienced issues related to attrition, and the goal of this research is to explore factors that may contribute to the problem.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wilson, Benjamin Davidbdw36@pitt.edubdw36
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPerry,
Committee MemberWood,
Committee MemberTrahan,
Date: 10 January 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 28 October 2021
Approval Date: 10 January 2022
Submission Date: 7 November 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 83
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Summer Youth Jobs, Soft Skills, Attrition, Work readiness, training at-risk youth, youth employment, youth job training
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 18:17
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 18:17


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