ERIC Number: ED023801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Manpower Development and Training Act: A Review of Training Activities.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
A general discussion of the history of the Title II training program briefly reviews accomplishments from its beginning in August 1962 through the end of 1966. During this period, training opportunities under institutional, on-the-job, and combination programs were authorized for over 835,000 persons at a cost of over $1 billion. Training was conducted in all the major occupational groups and in more than 1,300 different occupations. About four-fifths of the graduates surveyed during the first year after training completion reported that they were employed. In response to changing labor market conditions, significant amendments to the Act were passed by Congress in 1963, 1965, and 1966, making it a dynamic and flexible statute to serve the Nation's ever-changing manpower profile. Manpower training presently focuses on the two major problems or emerging skill shortages in the economy and the serious employment problems of the disadvantaged, with about two-thirds of the program effort being directed toward the latter problem. The present program emphasis will continue along with some new activities such as training for the part-time employed and for prison inmates, both results of the 1966 amendments to the Act. (ET)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act Programs