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ERIC Number: ED018548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 51
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Reference Count: 0
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TRAINING FOR TOMORROW, THE IAM LOOKS AHEAD.
International Association of Machinists, Washington, DC. Research Dept.
INTERRELATED AREAS OF MANPOWER UTILIZATION AS APPRENTICESHIP, TRAINING, AND RETRAINING ARE DISCUSSED AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF THE MAJOR TRENDS AFFECTING MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. SEVERAL MAJOR FACTORS HAVE AFFECTED MANPOWER UTILIZATION--(1) AN INCREASED POPULATION, (2) AN OLDER POPULATION, (3) MORE WOMEN IN THE LABOR FORCE, (4) TRENDS TOWARD WHITE COLLAR OCCUPATIONS AND SERVICE-PRODUCING INDUSTRIES, (5) GEOGRAPHIC CHANGES RELATED TO SHIFTING DEFENSE REQUIREMENTS, (6) INCREASING UNEMPLOYMENT AFFECTING ESPECIALLY THE UNEDUCATED, THE UNSKILLED, AND THE NEGRO, AND (7) RUSSIAN ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPACE TECHNOLOGY. IN THE POST-WAR PERIOD, CANADA HAS PARALLELED THE UNITED STATES WITH RESPECT TO THE PROBLEM OF MANPOWER ADJUSTMENTS BROUGHT ON BY TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS. EXPECTED OCCUPATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS, INCLUDING AUTOMATION, WILL CAUSE AN INCREASED DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, AN INCREASED DEMAND FOR TRAINING AND RETRAINING PROGRAMS. THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS (IAM) BELIEVES THAT A FORMAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM IS THE BEST MEANS OF OBTAINING A LEVEL OF COMPETENCE COMMENSURATE WITH THE TITLE OF JOURNEYMAN, HAS EXAMINED ITS PROGRAMS AND POLICIES, AND HAS TAKEN STEPS TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND ITS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT IAM REPRESENTATIVES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS OF TRAINING AND RETRAINING ACTIVATED BY THE--AREA REDEVELOPMENT ACT, MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT, TRADE EXPANSION ACT, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963, AND THE CANADIAN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1960. DETAILS OF EACH LAW ARE INCLUDED. DATA ARE GIVEN RELATIVE TO THE RECESSIONS OF 1948, 1953, 1957, AND 1960, AND TO VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: International Association of Machinists, Washington, DC. Research Dept.
Identifiers: CANADA; UNITED STATES