ERIC Number: ED044606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Oak Glen: California Youth Conservation and Training Program, November 1, 1963 - May 31, 1965.
California State Dept. of Conservation, Sacramento. Div. of Forestry.
A description of the origin and development of the California Youth Conservation and Training and its relationship to federal legislation and actions is the focus of this report. The program, authorized by the state legislature in 1963, trained out-of-school, unemployed youth, 16-21 years old for a period of six months. Emphasis was on good habits, attitudes, basic work skills, and production of useful conservation work. The program was a joint effort of several agencies. It was placed under the jurisdiction of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in 1965 under a Job Corps classification. Still later, it was transferred to the Department of Labor. The Nixon Administration phased out Oak Glen after assessing all Job Corps programs by the following criteria: average cost per enrollee man year, average length of stay per enrollee, dropout rate, average reading and mathematical ability gain of the enrollee, and percentage of placement in jobs, school, or military service of enrollees leaving the center. The report includes: program outline; statistical data on number enrolled, enrollees' background, work distribution, graduates, nongraduates, and job placement; key elements which brought some success; and an organizational chart. (NL)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Conservation, Sacramento. Div. of Forestry.
Identifiers - Location: California