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ERIC Number: ED017786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 48
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR OLDER WORKERS. PANEL AND WORKSHOP V.
ASH, LANE; AND OTHERS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING OLDER ADULTS IN NEW OCCUPATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY RECENT FEDERAL LEGISLATION. UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, PROGRAMS WERE STARTED IN 20 RURAL COMMUNITIES TO TRAIN OLDER WOMEN AS VISITING HOMEMAKERS. LOCAL AGENCIES ORGANIZED THE COURSE AND RECRUITED THE TRAINEES, THE HOME ECONOMICS AGENT TAUGHT THE CLASSES, AND CERTIFICATES WERE AWARDED. TWENTY-ONE PERCENT WERE HIRED BY FAMILIES OR IN NURSING HOMES. THE STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF CALIFORNIA ABOLISHED THE CONCEPT OF JOB QUALIFICATIONS IN RELATION TO AGE AND CREATED NEW JOBS, SUCH AS FAMILY AIDES, SENIOR HOME REPAIRERS, AND CUSTODIANS. UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING SET UP FOUR MODEL PROGRAMS, CONCENTRATING ON THE CREATION OF NEW JOBS IN COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS--SUBPROFESSIONALS IN COMMUNITY SERVICES, FOSTER GRANDPARENTS, AND CONTACT PERSONS IN OPERATION MEDICARE ALERT (NOW FUNDED AS A NATIONAL PROGRAM). THESE NEW KINDS OF EMPLOYMENT SHOULD BE INSTITUTIONALIZED WITH GUARANTEES OF YEAR-ROUND EMPLOYMENT, A GOOD WAGE, AND SOCIAL SECURITY COVERAGE. 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: CALIFORNIA; NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING; OKLAHOMA