ERIC Number: ED063484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-31
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AIAA Employment Workshops (September 1, 1970-December 31, 1971). Volume II, An Analytic Report on Some Effects of Twenty-Two Workshops.
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 in 43 cities. Nearly 15,000 unemployed engineers and scientists attended the workshops and received job counseling and placement services from volunteer groups working to match skills and jobs. To evaluate the effects of the workshops on applicants' job-hunting techniques, success at finding employment, and income, 22 workshops in 11 cities were selected for analysis. Data were obtained during the workshops and from mail surveys 2 and 6 months after attendance. At the end of the workshops 91 percent of the participants felt that the sessions had been highly valuable. Two months later, 22 percent had found permanent jobs, generally in fields other than aerospace. However, 27 percent of those in a control group found permanent jobs during the same period, indicating that the workshops did not have a positive effect on employment. After 6 months, an additional 25 percent had found employment. The survey respondents indicated that the greatest benefits of the workshops were in improving job-hunting techniques and interviewing skills. Two other volumes are available as VT 015 461 and 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.