ERIC Number: ED023790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
Nome Experimental and Demonstration Manpower Project. Final Report.
Alaska Office of the Governor, Juneau.
During the first phase of this project, from June 1964 to November 1965, the effectiveness and feasibility of centralized training in offsetting the employment problems of rural Alaska were tested. Recruitment was handled through mail contacts with village councils and subsequent recruitment trips to the villages. Training at a state vocational school was aimed to prepare participants for jobs as airport servicemen, designer-craftsmen, maintenance mechanics, and survey instrumentmen, and counseling was undertaken concurrently with training. Of the 217 enrollees, there were 127 graduates of whom 49 were placed in training-related jobs. Recommendations at the end of this period included a vocational education system of pre-apprenticeship training in the trades, pre-employment training in business skills, and basic education. During the second phase, November 1965 through June 1966, the services of the earlier period continued, and course offerings changed and expanded significantly. Of the 151 enrollees, there were 97 graduates of whom 31 secured training-related employment. Recommendations were for more effective relationships with employers and labor unions, coordination of government efforts, and use of indigenous instructors in future government programs. (JK)
Descriptors: Cooperatives, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Problems, Experimental Programs, Federal Programs, Indigenous Personnel, Itinerant Teachers, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recruitment, Rural Education, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Office of the Governor, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act