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ERIC Number: ED016789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, A MESSAGE FROM BUSINESS.
MCGOWAN, WILLIAM N.
A DISCUSSION BY INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS LEADERS AND EDUCATORS ON ESTABLISHING MORE MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROMPTED A SURVEY OF NINE MAJOR EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA TO GATHER DATA CONCERNING ENTRY LEVEL JOBS FOR WHICH IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND EMPLOYEES, THE GENERAL NATURE OF JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS, A FORECAST OF JOB NEEDS, AND OPINIONS CONCERNING THE KIND OF PREPARATION SCHOOLS SHOULD BE GIVING STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AS POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES. DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 1964, KAISER STEEL CORPORATION PROCESSED 10,661 JOB APPLICANTS BUT HIRED 2,392, LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA PROCESSED 18,296 BUT HIRED 3,944, AND PACIFIC TELEPHONE COMPANY PROCESSED 200,000 BUT HIRED 18,000. THE MAJOR REASONS FOR REJECTING APPLICANTS WERE THEIR FAILURE TO MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, THEIR FAILURE TO MEET MINIMUM COMPANY TEST REQUIREMENTS, AND THEIR LACK OF SKILL OR EXPERIENCE. JOBS FOR WHICH IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND EMPLOYEES INCLUDED ACCOUNTANT, BOILERMAKER, BUILDING SERVICE MAN, DRAFTSMAN, ELECTRICIAN, PROGRAMER, STENOGRAPHER, AND WELDER. PREPARATION WHICH SCHOOLS SHOULD BE GIVING INCLUDED TRAINING IN SECRETARIAL AND CLERICAL SUBJECTS, ARITHMETIC, GRAMMAR, SPELLING, OFFICE CONDUCT, HUMAN RELATIONS, JOB APPLICATION, AND ANALYTICAL PROBLEM SOLVING. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION THROUGH EFFECTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND SCHOOLS CONCERNED SETTING UP CENTRAL CLEARINGHOUSES FOR VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE MATERIALS, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED PLANS OF JOB, REPRESENTATIVE VISITS TO SCHOOLS ON A CONTINUING BASIS, AND A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION COUNCIL FOR EACH COUNTY CONSISTING OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND LABOR. SAMPLE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORMS AND PERSONNEL INTERVIEWER EVALUATION FORMS ARE GIVEN IN THE APPENDIX. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: California Association of Secondary School Administrators, Burlingame.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA