ERIC Number: ED064565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Post-Service Utilization of Air Force-Gained Skills.
Winkler, Anthony J.; Thompson, Paul D.
More complete information is needed to determine the extent of utilization in the civilian economy of skills developed during military service. Post-service occupation data have been obtained through a questionnaire mailed ten months after separation to each first-term Air Force enlisted man separated between 1 July 1968 and 31 March 1970. As of 31 December 1970, data were available on 85, 409, or 51.7 percent, of the men separated during this period. This study demonstrates that 72 percent of the first-term separatees who were in high-skill, blue-collar like Air Force occupations were employed in similar civilian occupations. There were six Air Force career fields for which 51 through 80 percent of the separatees transitioned into occupations which directly utilized their Air Force skills. Of 34 Air Force Specialities with a variable reelinstment bonus multiple of four, 31 had a utilization rate greater than 25 percent. (Author)
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Career Opportunities, Enlisted Personnel, Job Skills, Males, Military Personnel, Military Training, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Skilled Workers, Transfer of Training
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-736 453, MF $.95, HC $ 3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.