ERIC Number: ED244691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-18
Reference Count: 0
Retraining of the Unemployed in North Carolina: A Progress Report.
Parry-Hill, Joseph W.; Latta, Michael F.
In February 1983, the North Carolina State Advisory Council on Education issued a paper entitled "Retraining of the Unemployed in North Carolina." The major recommendations of the paper were that the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (NCESC) require an employability plan for each person applying for unemployment benefits that would identify employment alternatives and training options; and that local boards of education and boards of trustees be petitioned to provide retraining for individuals identified by the NCESC. Actions taken during 1983 to address retraining needs in North Carolina included the passing of a joint resolution by the General Assembly on the issue of the "Unemployed and Underemployed"; support of the recommendations by the author of the joint resolution and by the Chief Counsel to the U.S. Committee on Education and Labor; and a project utilizing Job Training Partnership Act Title III funds to train displaced workers. These modest efforts to address retraining needs during 1983 led the Council to conclude that its recommendations had not been implemented and still remained current and appropriate. This progress report on the implementation of the Council's recommendations includes: (1) an overview of unemployment conditions and retraining efforts in North Carolina; (2) a reprint of "Retraining of the Unemployed in North Carolina"; (3) letters of support for the recommendations; and (4) California legislation providing support for retraining programs. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Advisory Council on Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina