ERIC Number: ED173583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education, CETA, and Youth Unemployment: Meeting the Needs of Inner City Youth. Occasional Paper No. 50.
The Mayor of Columbus, Tom Moody, spoke on his views of CETA, unemployment, and vocational education. In his opinion, all required and most optional education should be vocational education; that is, it should equip people to be able to support themselves, to earn a living, and to be productive in our society. He pointed out several "fallacies" that related to the policy of full employment, such as the assumptions that all people want to work and that all jobs must offer upward mobility. In his discussion of the CETA programs in Columbus he described the operations of the various programs, such as SPEDY (Summer Program for Economically Disadvantaged Youth), the Job Corps, and the Young Adult Conservation Corps. While he recognized the need for training the disadvantaged, he felt that the programs often overlap and are not set up to use their funding in the most effective manner. These problems, he thought, may result from the motivation of politicians to acquire as much federal aid as possible for their constituency. After his speech, he answered questions on the issues he had raised. (ELG)
Descriptors: City Government, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Occupational Mobility, Opinions, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Speeches, Unemployment, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Urban Youth, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment Training Administration; Ohio (Columbus)
Note: Speech presented at a staff development meeting at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (Columbus, Ohio, 1979)