ERIC Number: ED036611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Career Openings in Social Welfare Occupations for Priorities in Vocational-Technical Education. Working Paper.
National goals in social welfare are basically concerned with translating the promise of American life into a closer approximation to reality for the aged, the dependent, the disabled, the disorganized, and the unemployed. Administering social welfare programs may create as many as 400,000 career openings in the '70's, 175,000 of which will represent opening s for junior college or high school graduates. Most of the new social welfare programs, being mainly concerned with problems of the central cities of large metropolitan areas, can be expected to emphasize vocational education in these areas. A realistic goal for vocational education in social work would be 500 to 1,000 graduates a year in each of the nation's major metropolitan areas. Associate degree programs leading to employment in social work occupations must expand to meet this need, while existing home economics programs might serve the purpose of the high schools. Advancement in research and planning along these lines would also provide meaningful opportunities for employment for many young persons in the "left out" groups in American society. Major sections of this document are: (1) Social Welfare Goals and Manpower Needs, (2) Factors Influencing Social Welfare Manpower Requirements, (3) Patterns of Occupational Growth, (4) Implications for Vocational Education, and (5) Priorities for Vocational-Technical Education. (JK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.