ERIC Number: ED022032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Project MACTAD, Mobile Area Committee for Training and Development. Periodic Report.
Gilliard, R.W.; And Others
The project was created to train the unemployed and underemployed in the Mobile area in skills qualifying them for jobs in Alabama's expanding industrial complex. Developments in the administration, recruiting, counseling, community service, training, job development and placement, and followup of the project from January 1, 1968 through February 29, 1968 are presented. A program of dissemination was instituted to inform the community of the objectives of the Project and to establish rapport between local businesses, industry, and the community. Additional white staff was employed while effort was made to serve the entire community by recruiting and training both white and Negro persons. A total of 120 persons were enrolled in dry cleaning, shipfitting, welding, auto service mechanics, and diesel mechanics. New courses were added to replace those inadequate because of lack of job placement opportunity and low salaries. Prevocational training to include basic and remedial education, citizenship, work habits, and job r sponsibilities, and assistance in solving health and other problems are needed. Job development and placement was being strengthened by employer contacts, curriculum and worker analyses to identify weaknesses, and information dissemination. So far, there has been considerable difficulty in locating Project graduates in related jobs in the Mobile area. (WB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mobile Area Committee for Training and Development, Inc., AL.
Identifiers: Alabama; Alabama (Mobile)