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ERIC Number: ED020424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 9
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A DESIGN FOR LARGE SCALE TRAINING OF SUBPROFESSIONALS.
New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.
A 3-PHASE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR THE RAPID TRAINING OF 500 NONPROFESSIONALS FOR ENTRY LEVEL CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT WITHIN A 2-YEAR PERIOD IS PROPOSED UNDER THE SCHEUER WORK TRAINING AMENDMENT TO THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT. TRAINEES ARE EMPLOYED ON A PART-TIME BASIS DURING THE TRAINING PERIOD BY THE POLICE, HEALTH AND WELFARE, INSPECTION, AND HOUSING AND RELOCATION DEPARTMENTS. IN PHASE 1, THE TRAINEES ARE TRAINED TO PERFORM USEFUL ELEMENTARY TASKS ON THE JOB FOR A 4-WEEK PRESERVICE PERIOD. THEY ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO LEARN THE NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS RELATED TO THEIR JOB AND TO ACQUIRE A BROAD PICTURE OF THE AGENCY, ITS TRADITIONS, REGULATIONS, AND STRUCTURE. PHASE 2 CONSISTS OF A 4-WEEK TRANSITION PERIOD DURING WHICH THE TRAINEE WORKS ONE-HALF OF EACH DAY AND DEVOTES THE OTHER HALF TO DISCUSSING HIS ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCES AND PROBLEMS. IN PHASE 3, THE TRAINEE RECEIVES SPECIAL TRAINING 1 DAY PER WEEK IN ADDITION TO DAILY SUPERVISION ON THE JOB FOR THE BALANCE OF THE 2-YEAR PROGRAM TO ACQUIRE SKILLS NECESSARY FOR HIS UPGRADING--SUCH AS LITERACY, RECORD KEEPING OR HIGH SCHOOL OR JUNIOR COLLEGE COURSES. THIS APPROACH WILL ALLOW FOR GENUINE CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR THE TRAINEE WHILE EMPLOYED AT NO LESS THAN $3600 PER YEAR. STAFFING INCLUDES ONE TRAINING DIRECTOR, ONE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ONE SENIOR TRAINER RECRUITED FROM EACH AGENCY, AND FOUR TO EIGHT ASSISTANT TRAINERS FROM OUTSIDE THE AGENCIES. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PROGRAM DESIGN BE SIMPLE AND TASK ORIENTED, THAT A MAJORITY OF THE BASIC STAFF BE COMPOSED OF ASSISTANT TRAINERS, AND THAT CLOSE CONTACT BE DEVELOPED WITH THE AGENCIES EMPLOYING THE TRAINEES. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.
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