ERIC Number: ED029129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Special Extension Education for Secretarial and Agricultural Workers. Final Report.
Loyola Univ., New Orleans, LA. Inst. of Human Relations.
To provide occupational training to disadvantaged groups, a 6-month experimental program was conducted for 150 men and women to: (1) stabilize the rural community, (2) turn technological advancement into opportunity for area residents, (3) obtain information about racially related training and employment problems, and (4) stimulate other groups to solve human resource development problems. Some findings and conclusions as a result of conducting programs in two clerical centers and one equipment maintenance and operation center were: (1) A racially integrated program can be effective in communities with strong traditions of white supremacy (2) Underprivileged rural dwellers can be trained to become productive members of society, (3) Community business leaders should be involved early in the training, and community advisory boards should be created to assist in job development and job placement, (4) 68 of 86 clerical and 26 of 48 agriculture equipment maintenance and operation students were placed, (5) The training period should allow enough time to realistically achieve job oriented goals, (6) The curriculum and methodology should be designed to provide an early sense of achievement, and (7) After the training period communication with students should be continued. (DM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agricultural Education, Basic Skills, Business Education, Career Counseling, Demonstration Programs, Desegregation Effects, Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Job Development, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Racial Integration
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., New Orleans, LA. Inst. of Human Relations.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act