ERIC Number: ED063483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-31
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AIAA Employment Workshops (September 1, 1970-December 31, 1971). Volume 1, Final Report.
American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, NY.
In response to growing unemployment among professional personnel in the aerospace industry, a series of 175 workshops were conducted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in 43 cities. Nearly 15,000 unemployed engineers and scientists attended the workshops and reviewed job counseling and placement services from volunteer groups working to match skills and jobs. A followup survey of participants revealed that 42 percent obtained jobs within 6 months, and 98 percent would recommend the workshop to others. The workshops filled a need for reliable, inexpensive, and readily accessible job counseling services. The workshops' success in spreading across the country was attributed to the efforts of AIAA professional staff and the ability to attract local support because of publicity and the relatively low cost of the workshops compared with the benefits received. Volumes II and III are available as VT 015 462 - 015 463 in this issue. (BH)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, NY.