The NCAF ExxonMobil weatherization training grant gives us the chance to engage new partners from across sectors to provide local weatherization workers with the very best training Ohio has to offer," Roger McCauley, Executive Director of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development said.
The NCAF ExxonMobil Weatherization Training Partnership, created with $5 million from ExxonMobil, is a competitive grant program that will support advanced training models for weatherization workers that utilize creative curricula, innovative partnerships and cutting edge technologies.
Mark Boudreaux, senior director for federal relations from ExxonMobil said, "While current weatherization training programs are making notable progress, NCAF and ExxonMobil wanted to take this important initiative to the next level.
The NCAF ExxonMobil Weatherization Training Partnership will enhance the long term impacts of the stimulus by providing workers with skills and knowledge to pursue opportunities beyond publicly funded weatherization programs.
NCAFS and NCATS tools have been shown to have predictive validity in relation to a child's later development.
The NCAFS and the NCATS are included in the NCAST assessment designed by Barnard (Barnard, 1978a, 1978b) Caldwell and Bradley developed the HOME assessment scale (Caldwell, 1978; Barnard, 1986).
The NCAFS and the NCATS have similar formats and are divided into six subscales: four assess the caregiver/parent response and two assess the child's responses.
The NCAFS parent, child, and combined totals were not significantly different for the Hmong subjects compared to the normative sample; however, the combined total was considerably lower although not reaching statistical significance (t = 1.
The NCAFS parent, child, and combined totals were significantly different for the ethnic groups when education was included as a covariant.
Analysis of Total Scores with Education as a Covariate Tool/Groups Variable Parent Total Child Total F Value Probability F Value NCAFS All groups Ethnicity 4.