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ERIC Number: ED030823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 49
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Jobs, Education, and Training; Research of a Project Combining On-The-Job and Literacy Training for the Disadvantaged.
Drotning, John E.; And Others
A study was begun of the impact of Project JET (Jobs, Education, Training), a program of on the job training and literacy education for disadvantaged groups, on 187 participating companies in Buffalo, New York, during 1966-68. A questionnaire was devised for top managers, inplant project administrators, and a sample group of nonparticipating managers; a trainee questionnaire is also being developed. Problems have included the choice of interviewees and the risk of program discontinuation. These were among the observations and conclusions: (1) employees have incorrectly perceived JET's objectives; (2) problems have developed between trainees, their supervisors, and coworkers; (3) the system of two hours of tutoring and six hours of work is not the most suitable for many employers; (4) most JET trainees have a transportation problem, and many were placed in jobs with limited opportunities for promotion or upgrading; (5) coordination with other mnpower programs is inadequate. Nevertheless, Project JET is considered largely successful. Phase 2 of this study will concentrate on evaluating employer participation. (The document includes sample questionnaires.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Dept. of Industrial Relations.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (Buffalo)