ERIC Number: ED031673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Summary of Job Training Programs in Detroit; A Comparative Study.
Sommerfeld, Donald Alfred
A followup study was made of 200 graduates (50 from each program) of different kinds of job training in Detroit, Michigan, during 1968 through the Northern Systems Company Training Center, the McNamara Skills Center, the Concentrated Employment Program Orientation and Operation Mainstream (CEPO-Mainstream), and the Direct On-the-job Training Program (OJT). Major findings included the following: (1) OJT, which had relatively highly qualified trainees, had a very favorable output (95% employed), and each of the other programs, which had almost all hard-core unemployed or disadvantaged trainees, had satisfactory results (70% to 80% employed); (2) the Northern Systems program tended to place trainees in lower paying but higher status jobs, while the CEPO-Mainstream program placed trainees in higher paying but lower status (unskilled) jobs; (3) the Skills Center program took longer to place trainees, who entered jobs of intermediate level pay and status; and (4) in terms of trainee satisfaction, CEPO-Mainstream ranked highest, Northern Systems and the Skills Center were intermediate, and OJT was generally rated low. (ly)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Followup Studies, Inner City, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Males, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Race, Unemployment, Wages
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.