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JOBs training program (Released: 4/17/96)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

Recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) will show off what they have learned through the University of Connecticut's JOBs training program.

When the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences holds its spring meeting May 2 at Bishop Center to discuss University programs, students from the food service training program will prepare the dinner, while those from the horticulture program will prepare small table centerpieces.

The association is comprised of professionals involved in family and consumer sciences, including teachers, business people, those in social service agencies and extension educators. The meeting is designed to make them aware of programming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Cooperative Extension System and the University's School of Family Studies.

The day begins at 2:45 p.m. with tours of the greenhouse, a smart classroom in family studies, the Museum of Natural History and the child development labs. Exhibits will be on display at the Bishop Center. James O'Neill, a professor of family studies, will illustrate the high-tech classroom through a mini-lecture on men and masculinity. The meeting begins with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting is not open to the public, but reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event and should call Faye Griffiths at (860) 486- 6271 or (203) 789-7865.

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