ERIC Number: ED022000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
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.
Data were gathered through personal interviews to ascertain the feasibility of using mobile training facilities for adults who were unemployed and underemployed in rural Arkansas. Mobile facilities which had been developed for various purposes were reviewed. Recommendations included that (1) a 1-year pilot field test of selected facilities be made, (2) a 6-month design and development period be allowed for the program and the mobile facilities, (3) mobile units be developed for an occupational exploratory program and for a training program, (4) the project be administered by the Vocational Division of the State Department of Education, and (5) to reach the greatest number of trainees, the project include the job clusters. Recommended clusters were (1) household appliance repair, (2) garment and dry cleaning, (3) general manufacturing mechanic's helper, (4) small gasoline engine repair, (5) farm equipment maintenance, (6) motel, hospital, and nursing home housekeeper, and (7) service station attendant. A $172,200.00 budget was proposed for the pilot field experiment. A bibliography and selected examples of operative mobile units are included. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. School Planning Lab.