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ERIC Number: ED052445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 7
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Prince Edward Island Newstarts' Comprehensive Manpower Development System.
Connor, Thomas R.
C.V.A. Journal, p2-7 Feb 1971
An approach to new methods of helping disadvantaged people gain employment taken by Prince Edward Island Newstart is outlined. This approach is a Comprehensive Manpower Development System. The major components of the system consist of: (1) variants of some standard manpower training programs, (2) innovative recruitment and assignment techniques, and (3) various placement methods. The adult basic education component is designed to allow any recruit to enter at any level from illiteracy and proceed in the program at his own pace to whatever level he may achieve up to grade 10. The initial skills training subsystem includes training in small engine and auto mechanics, welding, business and commercial skills, entry-level health occupations, and child care and homemaker assistants. Recruitment is an active outreach measure. Mass media advertising, personal contact, contact with interested groups and other parties for referrals are used. The Industrial Relations officer in the program is responsible for persuading employers to take trainees in an area with a very high rate of labor redundancy. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Prince Edward Island NewStart, Inc., Montague.
Note: reprint