ERIC Number: ED058404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: N/A
National Pilot Program on Household Employment (January 16, 1967-March 15, 1971). Final Report.
McNulty, Hester P.; Jones, Annie B.
To determine the feasibility of different approaches in restructuring the household employment occupation to make it more attractive and rewarding, eight experimental and demonstration projects provided training, counseling, and placement services for women who were interested in household occupations. All of the programs sought to improve the self-image of the trainee and create a feeling of pride for the occupation in addition to upgrading skill and performance levels. Four of the projects provided training and placement with some followup to assure maintenance of employment standards. The other four were business-oriented and contracted with employers for the services of trained graduates. Training and counseling programs that built upon previous knowledge and encouraged decision-making and evaluation of alternatives were more effective than those that attempted to start over and remake the trainee. From 1,212 participants, there were 804 graduates from the eight projects, and 555 (70 percent) were employed. The skill level and performance, self-confidence, and appearance of most of the graduates had improved markedly. Graduates received substantially higher wages than prevailing rates in the area plus greater benefits. Descriptions of the eight projects are included. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Disadvantaged, Females, Household Workers, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 199 476, MF $.95; See catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Trimble (M. K.) Associates, Inc., Annandale, VA.