ERIC Number: ED040322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Apprenticeship Opportunities: The Nature of the Issue and the New York Experience.
Marshall, F. Ray; Briggs, Vernon M., Jr.
The main issues in this study are the paucity of black apprentices and the transferability of success achieved in New York by the Workers Defense League (WDL) to other places. The paper: (1) outlines the general nature of apprenticeship in the United States; (2) discusses the reason for the low participation of the blacks in these programs in the past; (3) analyzes in detail the New York experience; and (4) offers some conclusions concerning a model permanent program to get more blacks into apprenticeship programs. Lack of preparation, qualifications, and awareness of the program, discrimination, and segregation were among the leading factors of paucity of black apprentices. The analysis of the New York experience emphasized that the fundamental solutions to black employment patterns will require policies which cause basic changes in those attitudes and procedures which have caused minority groups to be barred from many employment opportunities. A conclusion was also reached that it was possible to transfer the WDL experience to other places. (PT)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Black Youth, Blacks, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Government Role, Minority Groups, Motivation, On the Job Training, Organizations (Groups), Racial Segregation, Recruitment, Social Bias, Success, Unions, Youth
Publications Office, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, P.O. Box 1567, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Manpower Policy Task Force, Washington, DC.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Workers Defense League