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ERIC Number: ED015383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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RECRUITMENT PROBLEMS IN MANPOWER TRAINING AND POVERTY PROGRAMS.
BRAZZIEL, WILLIAM F.
IN A STUDY COMPLETED IN 1964 BY THE NORFOLK DIVISION OF VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO IDENTIFY THE FACTORS INVOLVED IN THE DECISIONS OF 224 UNEMPLOYED, UNSKILLED MEN IN THE NORFOLK-PORTSMOUTH METROPOLITAN LABOR MARKET AREA TO FOREGO RETRAINING UNDER THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT OF 1962. THE MAJOR DETERRENTS WERE AN APPARENTLY INADEQUATE TRAINING ALLOWANCE ($25 PER WEEK), THE LENGTH (52 WEEKS) OF THE COURSE, AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS AS TO ENROLLMENT DATES, ELIGIBILITY, AND THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM. RELATIVELY FEW REJECTERS OF TRAINING HAD HAD MILITARY SERVICE, ARMED FORCES EQUIVALENCY EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE WITH OR NEAR SKILLED WORKMEN, OR WORK EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES. HOWEVER, DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REJECTERS AND ENROLLEES, AS TO APATHY (MEASURED BY A LIKERT TYPE SCALE), RELUCTANCE TO SEEK WORK OUTSIDE TIDEWATER, VIRGINIA, ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, AND OTHER PERSONAL DATA (AGE, RACE, INCOME, EDUCATION, MARITAL AND FAMILY STATUS) WERE LESS SIGNIFICANT. COUNSELING AND INFORMATION PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS, AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR FAMILIES OF TRAINEES WERE RECOMMENDED. IMPROVED TRAINING ALLOWANCES WERE PREDICTED. (TWO TABLES AND THREE REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.) THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE QUARTERLY, VOLUME 14, NUMBER 4, SUMMER 1965. (LY)
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Identifiers: VIRGINIA; Virginia (Norfolk)