ERIC Number: ED065262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-28
Reference Count: 0
Investigation of Occupational Training Needs of Migrant Workers which May Point Toward Employment in other than Migrant Employment. Final Report.
Jensen, Gerald M.
A sample consisting of 296 migrant workers based in Imperial County, California, provided the data, presented in tabular form, in this final report. The investigation was accomplished under the supervision of the Imperial County Superintendent of Schools. Information was gathered by means of a questionnaire administered by bilingual interviews. The general goal of the study was to gather information that would enhance understanding of the educational problems and needs of migrant families and to give direction to efforts to meet these needs and help solve the problems. The results indicated that (1) 30% of the males were unemployed; (2) 93% wanted to work outside of agriculture; (3) 93% wanted vocatinal aptitude testing; (4) 61% wanted to take vocational courses; (5) great interest was shown in the skilled trades, clerical, and health occupations; (6) 46% had completed 7 or fewer years of schooling; (7) 55% were deficient in the use of English; (8) the greatest obstacle to taking courses was lack of knowledge about what was available and not knowing where to find out; and (9) most could take courses October through April. The study revealed a need for expansion and improvement in vocational education and especially guidance, adult basic education at both elementary and secondary levels, including English as a second language, and emphatic need for better communication between the schools and these people, especially about educational offerings and better articulation and cooperation among the schools and other agencies. (Author/HBC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Imperial County Schools, El Centro, CA.
Identifiers: California; California (Imperial County)