ERIC Number: ED156912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Youth in Force in the Labor Force.
Kauffman, Dottie L.; Walsh, Gene
Five Alaskan communities, Ketchikan, Palmer, McGrath, Dillingham, and Kotzebue, were selected as demonstration sites for the Balance of State (BOS) Youth Employment Training Program (YETP), which addressed in-school and out-of-school youth through assessment, career guidance, work-study, and out-of-school programs. An analysis of need showed that according to 1976 population estimates youth between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one number 36,940 in the BOS area, that data is lacking on high school dropouts age fourteen to twenty-one and on the annual number dropping out from high schools, and that juveniles were arrested for 65% of the burglaries, 56% of larceny thefts, 65% of vandalism, and 52% of liquor law violations. Barriers to employment were seasonality of many jobs, lack of fluency in English, inadequacy of transportation facilities in rural areas, alcoholism, personal problems, resistance to cultural change, employer prejudice, etc. (The five Alaskan target communities are analyzed separately according to needs resources and population; also, tables are included, after which goals and resultant objectives are listed [e.g., Goal: The student drop out, retention, and GED enrollment rates within the target areas will be affected significantly as a result of the YETP effort; Objective: At least 15% of the identified population will secure GED equivalency in the first nine months of program operation].) (VB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks, Career Awareness, Career Guidance, Community Characteristics, Community Resources, Data Analysis, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Employment Problems, Job Placement, Needs Assessment, Out of School Youth, Population Distribution, Program Development, Social Discrimination, Youth, Youth Opportunities, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau. Div. of Manpower.