ERIC Number: ED029964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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A Government Commitment to Occupational Training in Industry.
Task Force on Occupational Training in Industry, Washington, DC.
In approaching its mission, the task force defined occupational training and private industry as follows: the term "private industry" embraces all service and goods-producing industries other than government agencies but includes nonprofit organizations and establishments. The term "occupational training" includes the supportive services associated with skills training, such as basic education, counseling, and testing, as well as skills training itself. The task force concluded that training and education undertaken by business and industry and by public and private institutions, ranging from very informal to highly structured programs, generally have equipped a large part of the work force with the skills needed for employment. However, training and related services have not been sufficiently available and are needed by large numbers of disadvantaged persons to qualify them for job entry and for continuing employment, and by many thousands of young people to help them successfully bridge the gap between school and work. The task force recommended that federal reimbursement of training expenses should be provided in order to overcome economic barriers to training in business and industry and to assure training in areas of national interest. (CH)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Educational Quality, Educational Supply, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Incentive Grants, Industrial Training, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 (L 1.2; OC 1/4, $1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Task Force on Occupational Training in Industry, Washington, DC.