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ERIC Number: ED017785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 50
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Reference Count: 0
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SELECTION FOR TRAINING, DO PRESENT PRACTICES MILITATE AGAINST OLDER WORKERS. PANEL AND WORKSHOP III.
PALLONE, NATHANIEL J.; AND OTHERS
FOUR PAPERS WERE PRESENTED ON WORK DONE IN THE FIELD OF SELECTION OF OLDER WORKERS (OVER 45) FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING. IN SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, A PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED FOR THE EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION OF 100 HARD-CORE UNEMPLOYED WHOSE GATB SCORES DISQUALIFIED THEM FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING. THE U.S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE HAS UNDERTAKEN A PROGRAM OF RESEARCH ON THE APPLICABILITY OF APTITUDE TESTS FOR OLDER WORKERS, DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE TESTING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR EDUCATIONALLY DEFICIENT PERSONS, AND OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS OF BASIC LITERACY SKILLS. IN WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA, A VOCATIONAL DIAGNOSIS PROGRAM TOOK INTO ACCOUNT PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL LIMITATIONS OF THE TRAINEES AND PROVIDED A JOB TRIAL SITUATION BEFORE A DECISION WAS MADE ON THE OCCUPATION TO BE SELECTED. IN THE UTAH EXPERIENCE, EFFORT HAS BEEN CONCENTRATED ON IDENTIFYING POTENTIALLY OBSOLETE WORKERS AND UPGRADING THEIR SKILLS BEFORE THEY BECOME UNEMPLOYED. AFTER DISCUSSION, AGREEMENT WAS REACHED THAT (1) TESTS SHOULD NOT BE DISCONTINUED, (2) THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF VALIDITY OF TESTS SHOULD BE ASSURED, (3) THE TRAINING PERIOD MAY BE A BETTER PREDICTOR OF SUCCESS ON THE JOB, (4) JOBS SHOULD BE PROVIDED AT DIFFERENT LEVELS, AND (5) THERE SHOULD BE MORE RESEARCH ON CULTURE-FREE TESTS. THESE PAPERS WERE PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANPOWER TRAINING AND THE OLDER WORKER, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 17-19, 1966. (PT)
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Identifiers: GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY; INDIANA; Manpower Development and Training Act; PENNSYLVANIA; UTAH