ERIC Number: ED052347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Upgrading the Workforce: Problems and Possibilities.
Shelly (E.F.) and Co., New York, NY.
This report describes the early experiences of selected upgrading programs currently underway in American industry. The research focuses on the practical perspectives of these efforts, especially the constraints encountered in program design and implementation, and the various techniques and responses which may overcome these constraints. The findings of this report are rooted in large measure in judgments of program staff, management officials, union leaders who have dealt closely with special projects, and the interpretations of the authors who have studied the upgrading issue for the past 2 years. This report is intended to fertilize the thinking of decision-makers about the problems and possibilities in providing greater opportunities for non-supervisory workers. Primary findings include: (1) Management will mount special training efforts when a specific need is identified, (2) Litigation by government agencies has often forced companies to develop special upgrading efforts for racial minorities, (3) Management is just beginning to relate production difficulties to personnel problems, (4) Workers are not articulating demands for more upgrading opportunities, and (5) Workers are reluctant to participate in upgrading programs involving substantial expenditures of their time and money. (Author/CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Shelly (E.F.) and Co., New York, NY.