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ERIC Number: ED015318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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A CONTINUING STUDY OF JOB CORPS TERMINATIONS, WAVE II - INITIAL INTERVIEW WITH TERMINATIONS FROM AUGUST 15, 1966 TO DECEMBER 15, 1966, AN INTERIM REPORT.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
THIS INTERIM REPORT OF PRE- AND POST-JOB CORPS STATUS FOR TERMINATIONS (GRADUATES, DROPOUTS, AND DISCHARGES) IS THE SECOND PART OF A CONTINUING EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF JOB CORPS TRAINING. OF 4,649 TERMINATIONS FOR THE PERIOD, 1,254 WERE PERSONALLY INTERVIEWED. SOME OF THE SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS WERE--(1) FEWER THAN HALF OF THE TERMINATIONS WERE WORKING AT THE TIME THEY ENTERED THE JOB CORPS, AND OVER A THIRD OF THESE HAD SOME TYPE OF SERVICE JOB, (2) THE MEDIAN PRE-JOB CORPS HOURLY RATE FOR THOSE WORKING WAS $1.19, (3) NOT ONLY WERE FEWER WOMEN THAN MEN WORKING, BUT THEIR EARNINGS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER, (4) THE MEDIAN LENGTH OF TIME IN THE JOB CORPS WAS 4.3 MONTHS, (5) URBAN CENTERS HAD SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER PROPORTIONS OF GRADUATES THAN CONSERVATION CENTERS, (6) THE YOUNGER TERMINATIONS HAD A LOWER PERCENTAGE OF GRADUATES, (7) 53 PERCENT FOUND A JOB IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEAVING THE JOB CORPS, (8) OVER TWO-THIRDS OF THE GRADUATES WERE WORKING AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY, COMPARED WITH 54 PERCENT OF THE DROPOUTS AND 55 PERCENT OF THE DISCHARGES, (9) FEWER GRADUATES THAN DROPOUTS OR DISCHARGES WERE IN SERVICE OCCUPATIONS AFTER JOB CORPS TRAINING AND MORE WERE IN MACHINE TRADES AND STRUCTURAL WORK, (10) ONE-THIRD OF THE POST-JOB CORPS WOMEN WERE WORKING IN TECHNICAL FIELDS, PARTICULARLY NURSING, COMPARED WITH 7 PERCENT OF PRE-JOB CORPS WOMEN, AND (11) GRADUATES HAD A HIGHER MEDIAN HOURLY PAY RATE AND A LARGER INCREASE OVER THE PRE-JOB CORPS EARNINGS THAN DID THE DROPOUTS OR DISCHARGES. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: JOB CORPS