ERIC Number: ED070843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Aerospace Employment Project: Finding New Careers in Local Government for Unemployed Engineers and Scientists. Final Report.
United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.; National League of Cities, Washington, DC.
"If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we solve the problems of our cities?" The demand for urban services and the manpower needs of local governments were increasing dramatically. Skilled professional personnel were unemployed. The Aerospace Employment Project was set up as a special pilot project to test whether unemployed professional aerospace personnel could be effectively utilized to help solve the urban problems. The premise was that aerospace scientists and engineers, unemployed due to defense budget cutbacks, had background in the managerial skills needed in local government. Orientation to local government problems and jobs, career transition difficulties, and reactions of the local governments are detailed in the report. The project's primary conclusion is that former aerospace professionals can bring needed skills to local governments that are receptive to the opportunity, but a catalyst such as the Aerospace Employment Project is necessary to bring the parties together for their mutual benefit. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.; National League of Cities, Washington, DC.