ERIC Number: ED024755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Project Pit; a Summer Industrial Work Experience and Occupational Guidance Program.
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Project PIT (Program of Industrial Training) was a pilot and demonstration program of industrial training for Detroit's innercity youth. Its major aims were to provide youth with occupational information and guidance, to help youth see the need for a good education, to provide these youth with financial means to return to school, and to make useful goods for non-profit organizations. Those aims were fulfilled through a simulated industrial setting and an intensive guidance program. Questionnaires and analyses of the Detroit high school population have shown that most youths either have not selected an occupational goal or have selected a goal that is unrealistic for their abilities and potentials. Project PIT's most important aim, the upgrading of the employee's goals and aspirations and the acquisition of a sound background of the occupations available to them, is an intangible that is difficult to measure in a short-range program; however, results were obtained which indicated a significant shift in educational and occupational aspirations to both a high and more realistic level. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Vocational Dept.; Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)