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ERIC Number: ED015315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF MDTA E AND D PROJECT CONDUCTED BY THE MICHIGAN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE, LANSING.
BUENAVENTURA, ANGELES
REPRESENTATIVES OF SPANISH-SPEAKING FORMER MIGRANTS (FARM WORKERS) AND OTHER DISADVANTAGED GROUPS, NEGRO AND WHITE, PARTICIPATED IN A PROGRAM, TO DEMONSTRATE THAT UNSKILLED PERSONS WITH LITTLE FORMAL EDUCATION AND LIMITED COMMAND OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COULD BE SUCCESSFULLY TRAINED AND PLACED IN OCCUPATIONS FOR WHICH THERE WAS LOCAL DEMAND AND MOTIVATE INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES IN THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE AGENCIES IN LANSING FOR IMPROVING AND EXPANDING SERVICES TO THE HARD-CORE UNEMPLOYED. POST-TRAINING INTERVIEWS WITH THE 155 TRAINEES, 99 APPLICANTS, THE PROJECT STAFF, AND VARIOUS KNOWLEDGEABLE COMMUNITY MEMBERS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THAT THE TARGET POPULATION COULD BE EFFECTIVELY TRAINED AND PLACED THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT APPROACH WHICH INCLUDES BASIC EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, CULTURAL ORIENTATION, AND INTENSIVE COUNSELING. ALTHOUGH THE SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE OF 85 PERCENT AT 3 MONTHS AND 67 PERCENT AT 2 MONTHS AFTER TRAINING WAS AIDED BY FAVORABLE LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS IN LANSING, THIS SAME DISADVANTAGED GROUP WAS UNABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EQUALLY FAVORABLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE TRAINING. THE SECOND GOAL WAS NOT ACHIEVED PARTIALLY BECAUSE THE VARIOUS AGENCIES WERE MORE INTERESTED IN HAVING THE TRAINING CENTER CONTINUE TO CARRY THE BURDEN OF AIDING THE HARD-CORE UNEMPLOYED THAN THEY WERE IN ADOPTING THE SUCCESSFUL TECHNIQUES IT DEMONSTRATED. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Lansing)