ERIC Number: ED030069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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An Historical and Cost Analysis of Manpower Development and Training Act Programs in the Washoe County (Reno) School District.
This study dealt with the historical development of the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 and the cost of administering the program in three bookkeeping classes in the Washoe County School District, Nevada. Results of a questionnaire completed by 39 class graduates (1962-65) were combined with information from the Washoe County School District and the Nevada State Employment Office. These were among the findings: (1) dropout rates were disproportionately high, indicating a need for better selection procedures; (2) most trainees were unemployed at the start of training; (3) training allowances dropped from $38 and $20 a week (1962-63) for adults and youth, respectively, to $35 and $19, but basic rates for adults were adjusted upward during 1963-65 to cover additional dependents; (4) accounting and bookkeeping (in that order) were rated most important among subjects studied by trainees; (5) younger students tended to stay in class whereas older students tended to drop out more readily; (6) all the 1965 graduates were eventually placed in training related employment, but those with less than a high school education had more difficulty securing employment than other trainees. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Age Differences, Bookkeeping, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Federal Programs, High School Graduates, History, Income, Job Placement, Job Training, Persistence, Program Costs, Surveys, Trainees, Training Allowances
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act