ERIC Number: ED023805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Workshop on Problems of Planning, Recruitment and Selection for Youth-Work Programs, Summary of Proceedings (Sterling Forest, N.Y., November 30-December 2, 1965).
Herman, Melvin; Sadofsky, Stanley
Thirty-five representatives of local, state, and federal youth-work programs attended a workshop which focused on issues related to planning a youth-work program, identifying the target population, designing a comprehensive program, and recruiting, screening, and selecting youth. Its agenda was established following field visits to a dozen youth-work programs of community action agencies in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. There was considerable discussion of the comparatively meagre resources allocated to the communities for planning work program activities. There was general agreement as to the urgency for much fuller information about the target population. It was maintained that disadvantaged youth require a range of services that includes work evaluation, prevocational work experience, vocational skill training, job placement, and supportive services, which should become the components of a comprehensive program. The one problem of recruitment which concerned every program was the achievement of a balanced group recruited, selected, and enrolled. The overriding problem was expressed as the danger of the recruitment effort's producing a group all of one ethnic background. The issues raised by newly promulgated family income criteria for enrollment of youth, problems of validating income, and provisions for youth program rejectees were discussed. (PS)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Disadvantaged Youth, Participant Characteristics, Personnel Selection, Prevocational Education, Program Development, Recruitment, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Workshops, Youth Agencies, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Center for the Study of Unemployed Youth, Grad. School of Soc. Work, New York Univ., 853 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($.50).
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for the Study of Unemployed Youth.