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ERIC Number: ED042032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-17
Pages: 6
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Excerpts on Apprenticeship from the President's Statement on Combating Construction Inflation and Meeting Future Construction Needs.
Bowler, Earl M., Comp.
To moderate severe increases in the cost of labor, we must increase the labor supply to meet the increasing demand. This means we must assure equal employment opportunity for all in the industry, increase productivity through vocational training, adopt innovative techniques, and reduce seasonality, and make special arrangements in the construction industry for returning Vietnam veterans. People must be provided with the skills needed to take advantage of opportunities and bring supply more nearly into line with demand. Skilled construction labor has been in disturbingly short supply. The present Department of Labor Programs of Apprenticeship, Veterans' Training, Supplementary Training, Federal Construction Projects, and Equal Employment Opportunity have all been directed to expand training for construction skills by 50 percent, increasing this pace over the next 5 years. In so doing, one of the Nation's most pressing needs can be met: the need to open up new job opportunities for millions of working men and women. This is vitally important to bring the supply and demand of labor into better balance. (GR)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.