ERIC Number: ED068706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Duplication, Gaps and Coordination of Publicity Funded Skill Training Programs in 20 Cities. Volume I: Research Report.
National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.
This first volume reporting the results of a study of duplications and gaps in public skill training programs in 20 major American cities was conducted by the National Planning Association under the U. S. Office of Education at the request of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education. The report contains both a summary of findings for the 20 cities (Volume I) and a series of individual city reports (Volume II). Limited to programs which are publicly funded and provide formal classrooms with institutional training, this study covers over 390,000 enrollees, often served by vocational skill centers. The data suggest: (1) Federally funded facilities operated by public education systems could provide opportunities for skill training for those not otherwise served; (2) A need exists for increased administrative coordination; (3) Some overlap between educational institutions and manpower agencies is apparent; (4) The existence of substantial gaps for out-of-school groups, especially teenagers can be seen; (5) Whites were concentrated in post-secondary institutions, while the enrollment of blacks was distributed equally; and (6) Frequent duplications of training for occupations for which there is a surplus of workers need improved program coordination and better planning in relationship to the labor market, necessitating training services for program administrators and the provision of technical assistance. Numerous tables present the data. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Agency Cooperation, Career Development, Coordination, Educational Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Metropolitan Areas, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, Publicity, Racial Factors, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.