ERIC Number: ED215065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
Urban Youth, Their Long-Term Employment Prognosis and Necessary Remedial and Corrective Action.
Scully, Edwin E.
The problem of urban youth unemployment demands that instead of endless policy formulation, more efforts be put into actual problem solving strategies. The failure of government programs to reduce youth unemployment calls for the involvement of community based organizations and various educational agencies in solving the problem. Solutions must address such reasons for youth unemployment as the lack of marketable job skills and the inadequacy of mathematics and communication skills among employable youth. Community organizations, local school districts, and even the higher education agencies can help by providing youth employment and training programs and vocational/technical, remedial, and preparatory courses to prepare participants for entry into jobs. Provisions for remedial skills development programs are currently being proposed in two Congressional bills designed to serve those who show potential for success. However, initiatives are needed that target the functional illiterates, the socially disadvantaged, and the hard-core unemployed, and action oriented strategies are needed to help unemployed youth overcome educational or attitudinal deficits hindering their participation in meaningful work, in skills training, or in higher education. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 1982).