ERIC Number: ED047191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
The TRANSITION Program.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.
Operated on a voluntary, decentralized basis at 215 military bases (58 overseas), the TRANSITION Program is designed to provide maximum guidance and training or educational opportunities for servicemen during their last six months of duty to prepare them for productive reentry into civilian life. Public and private placement services are also offered. TRANSITION gives priority to the combat disabled, persons ineligible to reenlist, those without civilian job experience or skills, and those needing basic or high school equivalency education. The military establishment cooperates with business, industry, labor, and all levels of government (Federal, state, local) to provide on or off base on the job training or other educational services. Specific course offerings depend on resources made available by the public and private sectors (including educational institutions). Of about 400,000 men surveyed during 1968, about 83% received counseling. About 35% of servicemen indicating a desire for training actually began, but the completion rate was 93%. Thus far, despite operating problems in such areas as funds, staffing, counseling, followup, and determination of target groups, the program has generally met its educational and skill development objectives. Britain, Israel, West Germany, and Canada have somewhat similar programs. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: TRANSITION Program