ERIC Number: ED023819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Skill Training of Out-of-School, Hard Core Unemployed Youth for Training and Placement, a Follow-up Study of the Experimental and Demonstration Manpower Program.
Smith, Arthur E.; And Others
The effectiveness of the Youth Training Project administered by The Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS) of Saint Louis, Missouri, is assessed in this followup study. The report is based upon an analysis of data regarding 91 youths who actually completed the entire JEVS program. The data were obtained from JEVS records and trainee and employer interviews. Fourteen variables related to the trainees and their work experiences were isolated, and it was hypothesized that significant differences would appear between groups of successful and unsuccessful youths when compared on each of the variables. Of the 14 hypotheses tested, only the hypothesis that successful trainees would be judged cooperative by their supervisors more frequently than would unsuccessful trainees revealed a significant difference between successful and unsuccessful groups of trainees. Lack of relevant data regarding the agency, due to the absence of an on-going program, prevented a complete analysis of the agency. However, the employer's reactions of satisfaction with the occupational skills presented by 75 percent of the trainees and a favorable attitude toward the program indicated a successful program devoted to the recovery of youth potential. The interview schedules and tabular data to supplement the text are given in the appendixes. (HC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Attitudes, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Family Characteristics, Field Interviews, Followup Studies, Out of School Youth, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Success, Unemployment, Youth Agencies, Youth Employment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower, Automation, and Training (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Univ., MO. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service System; Missouri; Missouri (Saint Louis)