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ERIC Number: ED017825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-30
Pages: 1
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A PILOT STUDY OF THE OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTER, INC., OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
A 1967 PILOT STUDY OF THE OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, EXAMINED ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS, PROGRAM COMPONENTS, PARTICIPANT CHARACTERISTICS, RELATIONSHIPS WITH EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, AND OTHER PERTINENT COMMUNITY GROUPS AND AGENCIES, AND THE IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM'S SELF-HELP PHILOSOPHY ON TRAINEES DURING TRAINING AND AFTER PLACEMENT. A LIBERAL TRAINEE SELECTION POLICY, AND NOTABLE SUCCESSES IN MOTIVATING UNSKILLED, UNDEREDUCATED, RELATIVELY YOUNG PERSONS AMONG THE HARD CORE UNEMPLOYED (LARGELY NEGRO) TO PURSUE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT, REPRESENTED A DISTINCTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO MANPOWER TRAINING. THE KEY ELEMENT WAS THE FEEDER PROGRAM OF PREVOCATIONAL TRAINING, OIC'S LARGEST PROGRAM. MAJOR PROGRAM WEAKNESSES LAY IN JOB REFERRAL PRACTICES, LACK OF TIME FOR STAFF CONSULTATION AND PLANNING, UNSUITABLE DIVISION OF AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES, POOR LIAISON BETWEEN JOB DEVELOPERS AND INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS OFFICERS, LIMITED ABILITY OF TRAINEES TO MEET PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS, AND INCONSISTENT REPORTING. (INCLUDED ARE SIX CHARTS AND 22 TABLES.) THIS DOCUMENT, PB-176-363, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $0.65. HARD COPY $3.00. 151 PAGES. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: ENROLLMENT DATA; Opportunities Industrialization Centers