ERIC Number: ED048439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-31
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Skill Upgrading, Incorporated. Final Report.
Skill Upgrading, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
As in two other projects in Cleveland and Newark, New Jersey, this project was set up in Baltimore to provide technical assistance in designing ways to meet in-plant skills needs by upgrading job skills on entry workers through High Intensity Training (HIT). Skill Upgrading, Inc. was established in Maryland to provide training and manpower consulting services to public and private sectors of industry. Along with HIT, other approaches to providing manpower and analysis and employee training were used as needed: job related education, orientation programs, and supervisory development training for existing and potential supervisors and management personnel. During an 18-month period, 20 programs were conducted in 17 hospitals, schools, and private manufacturing, food processing, and retail businesses. A followup study of 99 of the 214 workers who completed the programs showed that 77 percent received jobs for which they were trained at an average salary increase of 21 cents an hour. However, the program failed to develop project continuity through local financial support and responsibility. (Author/BH)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Special Manpower Programs.
Authoring Institution: Skill Upgrading, Inc., Baltimore, MD.