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ERIC Number: ED017788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 70
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR ADULTS, DOES IT PAY. ARE SPECIAL TECHNIQUES NEEDED. PANEL AND WORKSHOP VII.
MCKECHNIE, GRAEME; AND OTHERS
A THOROUGH-GOING JOB OF RETRAINING OLDER PERSONS IS NECESSARY TO GET THE JOB PROGRESSION LINE MOVING. FOR MANY YEARS, THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK HAS INCLUDED IN ITS TRAINING PROGRAM THE RETRAINING OF MAINTENANCE MEN AT THE JOURNEYMAN AND HELPER LEVEL. BOTH CLASSROOM AND SHOPROOM INSTRUCTION ARE PROVIDED AND BASIC SKILLS AND REMEDIAL EDUCATION INCLUDED. SUCCESS IN TRAINING PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, AND SPRINKLER FITTERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HAS SHOWN THE NEED FOR SHORT, PRACTICAL COURSES, VISUAL AIDS, COMPETENT INSTRUCTORS, AND IMMEDIATE APPLICATION OF SKILLS. IN TEN YEARS OF EXPERIMENTAL WORK IN THE STEEL INDUSTRY, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING HAS PROVED MOST PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE FOR RETRAINING SUPERVISORS, OPERATORS, AND MAINTENANCE MEN. RESEARCH ON ADULT LEARNING AT DUKE UNIVERSITY HAS SUGGESTED THAT A LEARNING DEFICIT IS NOT TRULY OF LEARNING BUT OF PERFORMANCE AND RECOMMENDS THAT RETRAINING BE A ROUTINE PART OF WORK IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE STRESS OF THE LEARNING SITUATION. PROVISION IS MADE UNDER THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF BASIC EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND COUNSELING, AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE HARD-CORE UNEMPLOYED, MANY OF WHOM ARE OVER 45 (AMONG TOPICS DISCUSSED WERE THE NEED FOR COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND FOR A CENTRAL LIBRARY.) 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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