ERIC Number: ED051368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Pre-Apprenticeship Training for Disadvantaged Youth: A Cost-Benefit Study of Training by Project Build in Washington, D.C.
This study focuses on the benefits and costs of preapprenticeship institutional training aimed at reducing the employment problems of male inner city Negro youths. Using a sample of 195 youths in Project Build, including 110 graduates, 20 dropouts, and 65 applicants who were not accepted, interviews were conducted to gather data on individual characteristics and employment success. Comparison of the total benefits and costs to the individual and to society shows that the training program is a worthwhile investment which can help hard-core disadvantaged youth to enter apprenticeship programs, with benefits far greater than the cost of training. (BH)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Blacks, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Inner City, Out of School Youth, Trade and Industrial Education
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 191 864, MF $0.95; See catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC.