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ERIC Number: ED072285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 95
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The Employment Impact of the Des Moines Occupational Upgrading Project and Model Cities High School Equivalency Project: Project Year One Evaluation.
Palomba, Neil A.; And Others
This study was conducted to: (1) evaluate the Occupational Upgrading Project (OUP) and the Model Neighborhood High School Equivalency (HSE) Project's first year of operation, and (2) create baseline data from which future and more conclusive evaluation can be undertaken. Data were gathered by conducting open-ended interviews with the administrators of the projects in which OUP clients were placed and with 422 persons grouped as participants (study groups) and various groups for contrasts (control groups). Some major findings were: (1) Out of the applicants who came to OUP for placement, more young adults, more females, and more people with high school or some college got job placement and/or training, (2) Occupational upgrading appeared to take place in all the groups surveyed, but OUP participants enjoyed more upgrading, (3) The question of upgrading for HSE participants could not be answered at this time because the small numbers who have completed the program preclude significant findings, (4) There were no significant differences when the HSE groups were compared as to changes in job requirements and sources of job skills, and (5) The OUP program but not the HSE program increased the employment status of its participants. (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Industrial Relations Center.