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ERIC Number: ED012875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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TRAINING IN SERVICE OCCUPATIONS UNDER THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT.
DELEHANTY, JOHN; MISHNUN, FLORENCE
DURING THE PERIOD AUGUST 1962-MAY 1965, ABOUT 65,000 PERSONS RECEIVED TRAINING IN SERVICE AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS UNDER THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT (MDTA). MOST PREPARED FOR SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS, ALTHOUGH MANY OTHERS RECEIVED TESTING, COUNSELING, LITERACY TRAINING, AND OTHER SERVICES THROUGH MULTI-OCCUPATIONAL PROJECTS. OVER HALF THE TRAINEES HAD NOT COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL, MOST (88.5 PERCENT) WERE UNDER 45, AND A THIRD WERE NONWHITE. ABOUT 60 PERCENT WERE MEN, LARGELY TRAINEES IN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE AND APPLIANCE SERVICING AND REPAIR. ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE WOMEN WERE IN LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING OR HOSPITAL ATTENDANT COURSES. OVER 40 PERCENT OF TRAINEES HAD BEEN UNEMPLOYED 15 WEEKS OR LONGER. OF THOSE COMPLETING TRAINING THROUGH MAY 1965, 73 PERCENT FOUND EMPLOYMENT, LARGELY IN TRAINING-RELATED OCCUPATIONS AND AT HIGHER WAGES THAN BEFORE TRAINING. MOREOVER, TRAINING PERIODS WERE SHORT AND CONSEQUENT STUDENT COSTS RELATIVELY MODEST. TRAINEE ENROLLMENTS HAVE INCREASED SINCE FEBRUARY 1965, AND IMPORTANT NEW CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATED FOR PILOT PROJECTS AND ON THE JOB TRAINING. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES FOUR TABLES AND A CHART.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT