ERIC Number: ED035719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Appraising Selected Manpower Training Programs in the Los Angeles Area.
Holliday, L. P.
To examine selected manpower programs in the Los Angeles area, the Rand Corporation devised theoretical and empirical methods of analysis. The four different types of empirical studies which were made were a survey of employers, former youth-project enrollees, interaction between staff and enrollees, and a cost analysis of manpower projects. The theoretical models dealt with training and unemployment. The report also surveyed the various methods of program evaluations and concluded that more than one program should be evaluated simultaneously. Six different manpower program systems were examined but only "extension Zero" yielded reliable and unbiased data. For this system, a computer clerk took information over the telephone and filled out a computer card. For later reference, the computer provided such data as population trends of the project and job placement. The report also included suggestions for two demonstration projects. A table of summary unit costs of manpower programs is appended. (BC)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Evaluation, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Surveys, Systems Analysis, Unit Costs
Reports Department, The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.