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ERIC Number: ED052371
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 141
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Industrial Manpower Center, The First Year; Report on an Experimental and Demonstration Program.
This is a report on the first year's operation of a major job-readiness and job placement program in an "urban fringe" area near the San Francisco Bay. It includes contractor's categories and full information on types and numbers of placements. Also included are narratives of successful programatic breakthroughs and descriptions of areas which have caused, or continue to cause, program difficulties. There were some anticipated successes--trainees jumped between two and seven grades in educational attainment within 10 weeks--and some unanticipated failures. There were also some tentative research conclusions which may influence national manpower policy, or stimulate a heated controversy. The so-called "untrainable" and "uneducable" men and women coming into the program to prepare for a job, were advanced so quickly, that new work and educational options opened to them: a high school diploma and college entrance. Despite first year failures, over 66 percent of the graduates were permanently placed in private-industry jobs, an increasing number of trainees began to obtain their high school diplomas, and an equal number went on to college and stayed there. (Author)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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