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ERIC Number: ED018616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 72
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Reference Count: 0
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EXPANDING EMPLOYABILITY IN ONTARIO, AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROGRAM FOR TRAINING AND UPGRADING THE SKILLS OF THE UNEMPLOYED AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNMENTS, BUSINESS, AND LABOUR.
FORSYTH, G.R.; NININGER, J.R.
PROGRAM 5 TRAINING FOR THE UNEMPLOYED CAME INTO EXISTENCE UNDER THE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1960. THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE THE PROGRAM'S EFFECTIVENESS AND PROVIDE GUIDELINES FOR ITS FUTURE OPERATION. THE STUDY CONCENTRATED ON (1) THE PROGRAM TRAINEES, (2) EMPLOYER KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND USE OF THE TRAINEES, AND (3) THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM. DATA FROM PERSONAL INTERVIEWS AND MAILED QUESTIONNAIRES INDICATED THAT THE PROGRAM HAD BEEN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BY ALMOST EVERY MEASURE AVAILABLE. THE ENROLLMENT GREW FROM 500 IN 1960 TO 23,000 IN 1964 WHICH REPRESENTED ALMOST 28 PERCENT OF THE UNEMPLOYED. NEARLY 70 PERCENT OF THE TRAINEES FOUND EMPLOYMENT WITHIN A MONTH AFTER GRADUATION. THE COMPLETION RATE OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMS VARIED BETWEEN 40 AND 60 PERCENT WITH MANY OF THOSE WHO DROPPED OUT DOING SO TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT. THE PROGRAM'S LACK OF WELL-DEFINED OBJECTIVES AT ALL LEVELS OF OPERATION COMPLICATED THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE POLICIES AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES. EMPLOYERS WERE NOT INFORMED ABOUT THE PURPOSES OF THE PROGRAM AND THERE WERE NO EFFECTIVE MEANS OF KEEPING THE PROGRAM ABREAST OF EMPLOYER NEEDS. THE MANY RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GROUPED UNDER THE HEADINGS (1) ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN EDUCATION AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT, (2) AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR MANPOWER TRAINING, (3) TESTING AND COUNSELING--PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES, (4) THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, (5) MEASURES OF PROGRAM PERFORMANCE, AND (6) NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINEE. THE RESEARCH DESIGN, A NONRESPONSE ANALYSIS, A LIST OF COURSES OFFERED IN ONTARIO, AN EXPLANATION OF STUDENT LIVING ALLOWANCES, AND COMPLETION RECORD FORMS ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Economic Council, Toronto.
Identifiers: ONTARIO