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ERIC Number: ED014614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON MDTA INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTS.
Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.
THE DATA ON MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ACT (MDTA) PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS DURING 1964 AND 1965 REFLECT THE INCREASING EMPHASIS ON ASSISTING DISADVANTAGED TRAINEES SUCH AS JOBLESS TEENAGERS, NONWHITES, AND PERSONS OF LIMITED EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT. ALMOST HALF OF THE 321,456 ENROLLEES RECEIVED TRAINING IN THE SKILLED AND SEMI-SKILLED CATEGORIES, NEARLY ONE-FOURTH IN THE CLERICAL AND SALES FIELD, AND MORE THAN ONE-SEVENTH IN SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, WITH THE LATTER TWO CATEGORIES CONTAINING LARGER PROPORTIONS OF TRAINEES IN 1965 THAN IN 1964. SOME 2,800 PROJECTS FOR ABOUT 154,000 TRAINEES WERE APPROVED IN 1965. THE AVERAGE DURATION OF TRAINING CONTINUED ITS SLOW UPTREND REFLECTING MORE TRAINEES IN SKILLED AND TECHNICAL TRAINING AS WELL AS LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS EXTENDING MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE LENGTH OF COURSES. AS IN 1964, ABOUT 57 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS WERE USED FOR PAYING TRAINING ALLOWANCES. THE AVERAGE TOTAL COST PER TRAINEE WAS $1,893, APPRECIABLY GREATER THAN IN 1964, AS A RESULT OF 1965 MDTA AMENDMENTS LIBERALIZING TRAINEE ALLOWANCE PAYMENTS AND SUPPORT. ABOUT 91 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO COMPLETED TRAINING DURING 1964 OBTAINED EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE SUBSEQUENT 12 MONTHS. OTHER DATA ARE PRESENTED CONCERNING (1) APPROVED PROJECTS, NUMBERS OF TRAINEES, AND COSTS, (2) EMPLOYMENT OF TRAINEES, (3) OCCUPATIONAL CONTENT OF TRAINING PROGRAMS, (4) CHARACTERISTICS OF TRAINEES, AND (5) EMPLOYMENT SERVICE ACTIVITIES. THE APPENDIX GIVES DETAILED COMPARATIVE DATA FOR 1964 AND 1965. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act