ERIC Number: ED026603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Manpower Development and Training Program in the Lincoln, Nebraska Public Schools.
Grell, Darrell Dean
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Manpower Development and Training Program (MDTP) as conducted by the Vocational and Adult Education Department of the Lincoln, Nebraska Public Schools during its first three years of operation. The sample consisted of 389 MDTP students in the clerical, practical nursing, and dental assistant programs, and 123 employers of MDTP graduates. Findings included the following: (1) Manpower graduates become satisfactory employees; (2) the Lincoln, Nebraska programs have a higher percentage of employed graduates in training-related fields, and a larger percentage of satisfied employers, than reported in national studies; (3) graduates were satisfied with the courses offered and consider their training valuable in preparing for future employment; (4) respondents felt that program length was satisfactory and that the number of absences allowed was fair; (5) Lincoln Manpower students spend over seven hours a week in study outside the classroom; (6) employers named dependability as the outstanding trait of Lincoln Manpower graduates. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Clerical Occupations, Curriculum, Dental Assistants, Doctoral Dissertations, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Participant Satisfaction, Practical Nursing, Program Evaluation, Program Length, Public School Adult Education
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-15,986, MF $3.00, Xerography $7.20).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Teachers Coll.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.