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ERIC Number: ED002680
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 28
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MERRILL TRUST FUND TO IMPROVE THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF THE MIGRANT FARM WORKERS OF MEXICAN ORIGIN.
WAGNER, JOHN A.
A PILOT PROJECT IN SOUTHCENTRAL TEXAS CONDUCTED BY THE BISHOPS' COMMITTEE FOR THE SPANISH-SPEAKING (BCSS) IS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC CONDITION OF THE MIGRANT. OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE COUNSEL FOR THE MIGRANT BEFORE HE BEGINS HIS ANNUAL MIGRATION, TO HELP WORKERS LEAVING THE MIGRANT STREAM TO MAKE ORDERLY TRANSITION TO INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT, TO DEVELOP OPPORTUNITIES FOR VARIOUS TRAINING PROGRAMS, TO ESTABLISH A GOOD WORKING CLIMATE BETWEEN THE BCSS OFFICE AND THE MIGRANTS, AND TO ASSIST WITH INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS. SOCIOLOGY STUDENTS AT A LOCAL UNIVERSITY ASSISTED IN INTERVIEWING MIGRANTS, AND IN COMPILING AND ANALYZING THE DATA FROM THE THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS. WAYS IN WHICH INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN PARTICIPATE ARE LISTED--INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS CAN ADVISE EMPLOYEES AND PERSONNEL OF THE SERVICE, CHURCHES CAN HELP MIGRATORY WORKERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, SCHOOLS CAN GIVE GUIDANCE AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CAN OFFER TO SOCIOLOGY STUDENTS COURSES PERTAINING TO MIGRANTS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS CAN INFORM THEIR MEMBERS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF MIGRANTS AND ABOUT THE BCSS, NEWSPAPERS, RADIO AND TV CAN INFORM THE PUBLIC, AND COMMUNITIES CAN DEVELOP ACTION THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROJECT, AN EMPLOYMENT REFERRAL SERVICE MANUAL, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JOB CANDIDATES, AND A SUMMARY OF AN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES QUESTIONNAIRE ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Bishops Committee for the Spanish Speaking, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Texas (San Antonio)