ERIC Number: ED056277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Trade Union Sponsored Occupational Training in the U.S. Maritime Industry: The Upgrading and Retraining Program of the National Maritime Union. Final Report.
Sprintzer, Allan D.
From 1946 to the early 1960's, American seafaring unions were generally opposed to the operation of formal maritime industry training programs. This view was influenced by a chronic postwar oversupply of seamen and a secular decline in the Union's shipping industry which resulted in underemployment for union members. After 1960, trade union interests in skill training increased in response to technological changes and the emergence of selected labor shortages. This study examines objectives, structures, functions, and results of the National Maritime Union's upgrading and retraining program during its first 19 months of operation, from May 1966 through December 1967. A detailed analysis of an 11.5% sample of the 1,805 men accepted for training in the selected courses during this period showed that of the percent enrolled as scedules, about 85% of the enrollees completed training, and 83% of the completers utilized their new skills at sea. This study evaluates these results and attempts to analyze their determinants. (Author)
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Males, Seafarers, Skill Development, Training Methods, Unions, Vocational Education, Young Adults
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-201 126 MF $0.95, HC $6.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.