ERIC Number: ED058426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Upgrading the Household Worker. Final Report (January 1967-September 1968).
Willmart Services, Inc., Washington, DC.
A total of 108 women from low-income families who were underemployed and unemployed and who needed to develop marketable skills were selected for a 9-week training course offered by an agency which was established to upgrade the economic and social status of the household worker. The experimental program combined attitudinal training with training in household skills and specialized subjects including care of pets, good health care, child growth and development, and care of the elderly. Graduates of the course were offered employment by the agency and were assigned to homes under a contractual agreement with the employer. They received a wage that was higher than the going wage in the area, and none was paid at a rate lower than the national minimum. In addition they received the fringe benefits given to workers in other areas. Curriculum and supervisory materials, agency policies and forms, and publicity materials are appended. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Females, Household Workers, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Occupational Home Economics, Service Occupations, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 199 529, MF $.95; see catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Willmart Services, Inc., Washington, DC.