Perceived Needs of Skills and Job Training Participants Experiencing Homelessness
The population included individuals and families who lacked a fixed, regular, and permanent nighttime residence as well as those administrators who provided them support services. Purposive and convenience sampling were the methods used to recruit individuals living this experience while enrolled in a Downtown Seattle skills and job training program or those administrators within the organization providing this program. A survey and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data for this study. Both deductive and inductive methods of thematic analysis were the methods of analysis used. Specifically, deductive coding used the Obstacles to Engagement Scale’s (OES) four subscales (logistical, behavioral, cultural, and perceptual) to categorize one set of themes. Via inductive coding, other subthemes emerged.