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Job Retention Skills for At-Risk Youth

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66195
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD045070
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC.
326 W 12TH AVE EUGENE, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Job Retention Skills for At-Risk Youth
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD045070-01
Award Amount: $105,592.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For this project we propose to develop, produce, and evaluate a DVD-based training program on job retention skills for at-risk teens. Many teens, especially at-risk teens with learning disabilities, just entering the workforce will likely lose their jobs, not because they don't have the practical skills to do their work but because they lack the social skills needed to integrate into the workplace culture. The proposed program will cover job-related social skills in the areas of: Time Management, Job Expectations, Appearance at Work, Socializing in the Workplace, Authority, Zero Tolerance Policies, and Conflicts in the Workplace. The DVD will deliver fast-paced multimedia cartoons that tell interactive stories of teens in work-related situations. DVD video players are a popular low-cost technology that can deliver multimedia interactive programs that do not require the computer hardware and software that many social service providers do not have. In Phase I, we will develop and evaluate units on Getting to Work on Time and Being Timely on the Job (from Time Management) and The Job Description and Employment Contract (from Job Expectations). We will assess the impact of the program using a measure of job related social skills with a group of 96 Job Corps trainees.

Principal Investigator:

Lee White
5413436636
lee@northwestmedia.com

Business Contact:

Leo White
5413436636
RESEARCH@NORTHWESTMEDIA.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC.
NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC. 326 W 12TH AVE EUGENE, OR 97401

EIN/Tax ID: 930907119
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No