ERIC Number: ED048473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Blacks in the Construction Trades and Effect on Connecticut Economy.
Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Labor Education Center.
In this study of black employment in the building trades in Connecticut, a state-wide survey was made of workers, students, apprentices, project directors, public officials, and union and trade association officers. The survey showed that even with an increase of nearly 50 percent since 1960, blacks still represent less than 7 percent of all construction workers, and few of those are in skilled trades. This has continued despite increasing shortages of skilled labor for two reasons: (1) With few blacks now employed, there are few who can pass on job information to other blacks, and (2) Many blacks are culturally disadvantaged, lacking the necessary competency at mathematics and science. Although manpower shortages are expected to continue for the next decade, there is little possibility of increased black representation, at least for the next 5 years, because of the present shortage of blacks in the lengthy apprenticeship programs. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut Research Commission, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Labor Education Center.