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ERIC Number: ED013967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF PROJECT UPLIFT, THE MDTA E AND D PROJECT CONDUCTED BY FLORIDA A AND M UNIVERSITY.
SILVERMAN, LESLIE J.
PROJECT UPLIFT'S PURPOSE WAS TO FIND EFFECTIVE WAYS OF REACHING, RECRUITING, TRAINING, AND PLACING DISADVANTAGED RURAL ADULTS LIVING IN A 10-COUNTY SECTION OF NORTHERN FLORIDA. THE FOLLOWUP STUDY HAS THREE GENERAL OBJECTIVES -- (1) TO SHOW THAT INDIVIDUALS WITH ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT EMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS WERE SERVED, THAT THEY WERE TRAINABLE AND THAT THE PROJECT COULD TRAIN THEM, (2) TO SHOW WHETHER THE TRAINING AFFECTED THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION OF THE TRAINEES, AND (3) TO IDENTIFY COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT AND COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS WHICH AFFECTED THE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES. DATA WERE OBTAINED THROUGH DISCUSSIONS WITH MEMBERS OF PROJECT STAFF, DISCUSSIONS WITH CIVIC AND BUSINESS LEADERS, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH ALL 146 TRAINEES AND A SAMPLE OF 158 OF 743 PERSONS WHO APPLIED FOR BUT WHO DID NOT BEGIN TRAINING. SPECIFIC CRITICAL FINDINGS INCLUDE -- (1) THE PROJECT DESIGN WAS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE AREA NEEDS, (2) USE OF CONSULTANTS IN PLACE OF FULL-TIME STAFF SPECIALISTS IN TRAINING AND COUNSELING DIMINISHED PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS, (3) RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES INDEPENDENT OF THE COLLEGE WERE FEASIBLE, (4) MASS RECRUITMENT METHODS WERE EFFECTIVE, (5) JOB DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS WERE INSUFFICIENT, AND (6) THE "IMAGE" OF THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE IS NOT THE PRINCIPAL FACTOR DETERMINING NEGROES' USE OF ITS SERVICES. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; FLORIDA A AND M UNIVERSITY; Manpower Development and Training Act; PROJECT UPLIFT