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Project LEEWAY was implemented in July 1992 at Lee College, in Texas, to recruit low-income, academically disadvantaged single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women into nontraditional technical programs and provide necessary support services to ensure success. This report describes the implementation, components, and results of the project for the 1994-95 program year. Introductory materials describe requirements for participation and project goals and objectives, while the subsequent section reviews key personnel, the project's advisory committee, recruitment activities, and student support services. The next section describes Quickstart, a 5-week orientation program prior to technical program enrollment, highlighting assessment testing and basic skill enhancement related to study skills, career exploration, and survival skills. Activities undertaken for students enrolled in the first semester of the 1994-95 LEEWAY program are then described, including registration assistance, tutoring assistance, continued student support services, study and workplace readiness skills sessions, monthly parenting forums, and program evaluations by participants. Second semester activities are then reviewed, describing further registration and tutoring assistance, continued student support services, and continued monthly parenting forums. Program results are then addressed, indicating that of an original 9 students enrolled in the summer Quickstart session, 7 completed their second LEEWAY semester, with these students completing an average of 18 credit hours and maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.67. The final two sections review findings from student and staff evaluations of the program and financial assistance to other nontraditional students. LEEWAY brochures, applications, and evaluation forms are appended. (TGI)

Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Development, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Females, Job Training, Nontraditional Occupations, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Holding Power, Special Needs Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education

Author: Lee Coll., Baytown, TX.


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