ERIC Number: ED167729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
Second-Career Training for Air Traffic Controllers Should Be Discontinued. Report to the Congress of the United States by the Comptroller General.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Air traffic controllers no longer able to perform their highly specialized duties must be removed in the interest of aviation safety. Because few employment opportunities exist outside the government for controllers' skills, Congress established a second-career training program in 1972 for controllers so removed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Few air traffic controllers eligible for this training program have used it to train and enter second careers. Instead, they have used other federal programs providing long-term income and training benefits. These and other measures available to the Administration can effectively protect the economic livelihood of controllers. Congress should discontinue the Second-Career Program. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Income, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Occupational Mobility, Retirement, Retraining, Traffic Safety, Vocational Adjustment
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20548 (CED-78-131; single copies free); U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020; Washington, D.C. (CED-78-131; two or more copies, $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Air Traffic Controllers; Public Law 92 297; United States