ERIC Number: ED029254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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The "Disadvantaged": Unemployable Or Just Unemployed? A Report on Training for University Employment.
Working through the Space Sciences Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley, the New Careers Development Agency in Oakland is engaged in training unemployed, disadvantaged Negroes for new careers. The three year training programs are designed to help develop entry level employment opportunities, provide maximum prospects for continued employment and advancement, and accomplish these ends by a combination of education, training, counseling, and other supportive services. Trainees are to be prepared for a specific profession. Advancement is to be based solely on mastery of certain necessary verbal and other skills. Careerists also devote 25% of their time to academic classwork in local colleges in pursuit of an Associate of Arts degree so that ultimately they will have at least two years of both work experience and formal education. Thus far, the educational performance of careerists has been encouraging, and on the job performance has, with only minor reservations, been officially judged satisfactory. (An account of funding arrangements, trainee selection, and overall program operation is included.) (ly)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Blacks, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Disadvantaged, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Experimental Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Special Degree Programs, Unemployment, Universities, Work Experience
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (N68-37286, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Space Sciences Lab.