ERIC Number: ED022859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
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Help for Out-of-Work Youth; a Manual for a Job Preparation Program in Your Community.
National Committee on Employment of Youth, New York, NY.
A descriptive review of three job preparation programs for out-of-work youth and guidelines for organizing similar programs in local communities are presented. The programs ranged from a large operation in Detroit to smaller individualized programs initiated by Kalamazoo, Michigan, and North Richmond, California. They were designed primarily to help youth prepare for work with the will to work and more emphasis was placed on teaching youth how to work than on the specific skills involved in a particular job. Common elements found in most programs were a job preparation course that included guidance, instruction, and work experience subsidized by the sponsoring agency, and a student followup to assure satisfactory employment. Some guidelines for the local community were: (1) Determine individual needs of the community, (2) Collect the information, (3) Decide what action should be taken, (4) Select staff for the program, (5) Prepare program guidelines, (6) Provide educational and guidance services, (7) Provide work-experience, (8) Offer placement services, (9) Conduct program followup services, and (10) Engage in research and program evaluation. The basic problems responsible for youth unemployment include automation, overall unemployment, discrimination, and inadequate educational preparation. Job preparation programs can assist many communities in solving some of their unemployment problems. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: National Committee on Employment of Youth, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)