ERIC Number: ED194248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Summary Report of the Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment.
Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment, Washington, DC.
The major findings of Vice President Mondale's Task Force on Youth Employment were obtained from a review of current programs, interviews with youth, and conferences involving national and community leaders. First, youth employment problems and opportunities are unevenly distributed. Without a bold new initiative, the 1980's are likely to exacerbate these inequities. Second, many of our young people may not have the basic reading, writing and arithmetical skills necessary to get and hold a decent job. Third, employers use resumes to sort out applicants and most young people have no resumes/work experience. Basic skills development must be combined with work opportunity development. Fourth, federal employment and training programs must be made simpler and more flexible with less red tape. Fifth, young people need reliable job information and support and assistance from community networks during the transition from school to work. Sixth, community-based and voluntary organizations are particularly well suited to working with those groups of youth who have serious employment problems and are considered to be hard to serve. Seventh, a partnership of businesses, schools, labor unions, community-based organizations, and government is needed to serve our young people. These seven key findings are explored in depth, form the basis of seven recommendations, and are embodied in the Carter Administration's Youth Employment Legislation. (Author/AN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Black Youth, Career Guidance, Community Organizations, Delivery Systems, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Hispanic Americans, Job Training, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Resumes; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act