ERIC Number: ED027491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Adult Education Program of the UAW Local 412 Technical Training Center.
Zook, Jack Frederick
The background, history, curriculum, and participants involved in the United Auto workers local 412 (UAW) Technical Training Center in Detroit are examined. The program was initiated by the local union, composed of the Amalgamated Engineers, Technicians, and Associates in the engineering division of Chrysler Corporation, to help re-employ union members displaced by automation. It was designed to develop skills in clay modeling, graphic illustrating, and product detailing, identified as areas of demand in the Detroit market. Through the Manpower Development and Training Act, aid was obtained in selection of trainees, training costs, and job placement. Staff and students evaluated the training program prior to its completion and three months after completion. Conclusions delineate strengths and weaknesses, and include: the selection process was effective as there was a low dropout rate except for product detailing students; a more realistic consideration of individual circumstances (age, seniority, wages, marital status), would aid successful placement; training was considered to have little relationship to new positions; the UAW did not appear to have been too influential in placement of program graduates; and placement may have been more successful if the program had complete cooperation from industry. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Agency Cooperation, Federal Aid, Government Role, Graphic Arts, Industry, Job Layoff, Job Placement, Labor Education, Labor Market, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Retraining, Technical Occupations, Unions
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 66-6184, MF $3.00, Xerography $5.40).
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Michigan (Detroit); United Auto Workers
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.