ERIC Number: ED024830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Building Career Ladders in Health Occupations--Opportunities and Obstacles.
Rosen, Sumner M.
Late in 1965, District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees explored with the Department of Labor the possibility of developing a program to upgrade nurses' aides to Licensed Practical Nurse. The program was proposed under Title I of the Manpower Development and Training Act and included provision for training through the School of Practical Nursing of the New York Board of Education. The innovation in the program was that the trainees could move from the aide to the Licensed Practical Nurse level without disrupting their employment by working half-time and training 25 hours per week while receiving training allowances. Finally in June, 1967 funding was secured and the first training sections of 150 each began the program in September, 1967. Through collective bargaining negotions which were concluded in November, 1966, the union also secured agreement on the establishment of new promotional jobs for aides in nursing, housekeepers, and dietary and the initiation of training for these jobs. Two training agencies were involved: Skill Advancement, Inc. and the New York City Community College of Applied Arts and Sciences. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. New Careers Development Center.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act Programs; New York City Department of Hospitals