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ERIC Number: ED013386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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RETRAINING BY PRIVATE INDUSTRY.
HOOS, IDA R.
SEVERAL SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COMPANIES WERE EXAMINED FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMS FOR DISPLACED EMPLOYEES. ARMOUR AND COMPANY SOUGHT TO GUIDE DISPLACED EMPLOYEES TO CLASSES OR COURSES OF ACTION OUTSIDE ITS OWN SPHERE OF OPERATION. LOCKHEED HAS PROVIDED UNUSUALLY WELL FOR UPGRADING AND RETRAINING, MAINLY BECAUSE OF INDUSTRY FLUCTUATIONS AND RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE. AMERICAN CAN COMPANY OFFERED JOURNEYMEN A COMBINATION OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND JUNIOR COLLEGE COURSES. THE WESTERN DIE CASTING COMPANY FOCUSED ON IMPROVED QUALITY CONTROL. BY MEANS OF A TRACER LATHE OPERATORS' PROGRAM, KAISER AEROSPACE CORPORATION PARTLY SUCCEEDED IN REDUCING TURNOVER. FINDINGS SHOW THAT (1) INDUSTRY DEVELOPS FEW TRAINING PROGRAMS EXCEPT DURING LABOR SHORTAGES, (2) DISPLACEES MAY NOT BE NEEDED, OR ELSE LOW SKILLS MAKE SALVAGE IMPOSSIBLE, (3) PROGRAMS OFTEN FAIL TO MEET ANTICIPATED SKILL CHANGES BECAUSE OF POOR COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION, AND (4) VALUES OF TRAINING EMERGE DESPITE LABOR CONDITIONS. DOCUMENT IS CHAPTER 3 OF RETRAINING THE WORK FORCE, BY IDA R. HOOS, AVAILABLE FOR $6.00 FROM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, BERKELEY, 94720. (LY)
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Identifiers: AMERICAN CAN COMPANY; ARMOUR AND COMPANY; KAISER INDUSTRIES; Lockheed