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ERIC Number: ED012751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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EXPLORATION OF THE PROBLEM OF TRAINING AND RETRAINING THE UNEMPLOYED, A SUMMARY REPORT.
KARAGEUSIAN, MUGITCH A.
IN THE FALL OF 1961, THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 300,000 UNEMPLOYED IN MICHIGAN. ABOUT HALF OF THESE WERE LOCATED IN THE DETROIT METROPOLITAN AREA. OF THE 61.8 PERCENT WHO HAD NOT COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL, 30.1 PERCENT DROPPED OUT DURING GRADES 9-11, AND THE REMAINDER HAD 8 YEARS OR LESS OF EDUCATION. SOME ATTEMPTS TO RELIEVE THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE MICHIGAN EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION, THE MOTT FOUNDATION RETRAINING PROGRAM IN FLINT, UNION-MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS, AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION. THE LOW RESPONSE OF THE UNEMPLOYED TO RETRAINING PROGRAMS CLEARLY INDICATED A MOTIVATION PROBLEM. MOST OF THE UNEMPLOYED CONTACTED ABOUT A RETRAINING PROGRAM IN WEST VIRGINIA WERE NOT INTERESTED, EXPECTED TO BE CALLED BACK TO WORK SOON, OR FELT THEY WERE TOO OLD TO BE STARTING OVER AGAIN. THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUST BE EFFECTIVELY USED TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE PRESENT UNEMPLOYMENT EMERGENCY. TRAINING MUST BE UNDERTAKEN WITH THE COOPERATIVE EFFORTS OF THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY. SCHOOLS MUST BE REORGANIZED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BOTH STUDENTS AND SOCIETY AT LARGE. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Identifiers: Area Redevelopment Act 1961; MICHIGAN; Mott Foundation; WEST VIRGINIA