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ERIC Number: ED020048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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UTILIZATION OF MOBILE FACILITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ENTRY WORK SKILLS FOR ARKANSAS' RURAL UNEMPLOYED AND LOW INCOME EARNERS, A FEASIBILITY STUDY.
Nevada Univ., Reno. School Planning Lab.
THE FEASIBILITY AND METHODS OF USING MOBILE FACILITIES IN UPGRADING THE WORK SKILLS OF RURAL LOW INCOME WAGE EARNERS ARE EXPLORED. SUCH MOBILE FACILITIES WOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARD 3 SPECIFIC GROUPS OF PEOPLE--SMALL ACREAGE FARMERS WHO PRODUCED ONLY A MINIMAL INCOME, THE RURAL LOW-INCOME NEGRO POPULATION, AND YOUNG RURAL SCHOOL DROPOUTS WITH LITTLE OR NO EDUCATION AND AN ABSENCE OF SALEABLE WORK SKILLS. THE STUDY RECOMMENDED THAT A ONE-YEAR PILOT STUDY BE CONDUCTED TO FIELD TEST 2 MOBILE UNITS. ONE UNIT WOULD SERVE PRIMARILY AS AN EXPLORATORY UNIT DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE A NUMBER OF TRAINING POSSIBILITIES FOR ENTRY WORK SKILLS, AND WOULD SERVE AS A "RECRUITER" UNIT FOR THE MOBILE TRAINING UNIT WHICH WOULD FOLLOW. THE SECOND UNIT WOULD BE THE ACTUAL TRAINING UNIT, DESIGNED TO HOUSE 2 SPECIFIC TRAINING MODULES WHERE THE ACTUAL TRAINING FOR SPECIFIC SKILL CLUSTERS WOULD BE UNDERTAKEN. SKILL CLUSTERS WERE DEFINED AS THOSE IN DEMAND BY INDUSTRY AND OTHER CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYMENT, I.E., SMALL APPLIANCE REPAIR, GARMENT AND DRYCLEANING, GENERAL MANUFACTURING, SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, ETC. THE PROJECT WOULD BE ADMINISTERED BY THE VOCATIONAL DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND THEIR 10 AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS WOULD SERVE AS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE BASES FOR THE SATELLITE MOBILE FACILITIES. A PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE PILOT STUDY IS INCLUDED. (DK)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. School Planning Lab.
Identifiers: ARKANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; FORD FOUNDATION