ERIC Number: ED054343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-30
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Evaluation of the Impact of Selected Urban Concentrated Employment Programs.
System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.
To identify and assess the impact of the Urban Concentrated Employment Program (CEP) on 14 selected cities, each community was divided into the three major areas of potential impact--the general community, employers, and participants in the program. Data were obtained from interviews and mailed questionnaires. Several operational factors limited the actual impact of CEP on the community, however the program significantly increased public awareness of the nature and scope of poverty and the problems of the disadvantaged. CEP's major impact at state level was on the state employment offices. In many states civil service regulations were modified to allow hiring of disadvantaged. Employers for the most part agreed with the need for programs like CEP and the objectives of such efforts. However, many non-participating employers had not been acquainted with the program, and many participating employers questioned the cost-effectiveness. Participants displayed generally positive attitudes, and it was concluded that the program provided improved employment in terms of wages and advancement potential for over half the participants. It was felt that greater emphasis should be placed on orienting the trainee in the area of individual responsibility to the new job and the employer. (CD)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Urban Areas, Vocational Education
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-197330, MF $.95, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.