ERIC Number: ED075626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Manpower Programs for Spanish-Speaking Americans. Report of the Department of Labor Study Group on Manpower Needs of Spanish-Speaking Americans.
Thompson, Lewin, and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of a study conducted cooperatively by a management consulting firm and a team of Spanish-speaking manpower specialists. Basic issues explored were: (1) What are the manpower needs of Spanish-speaking Americans, (2) How are manpower programs meeting the needs at present, and (3) What action can be taken by the Department of Labor, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, to strengthen the delivery of manpower services. Findings revealed that: (1) The proportion of Spanish-speaking enrollees in manpower programs is lower than that for other disadvantaged groups, (2) The manpower programs with the lowest rates of Spanish-speaking participation are the major manpower activities in terms of monetary allocations, number of trainees, and job skills training, (3) Results of participation are poor in terms of completion of training, earnings, job retention, and upgrading, (4) Monolinguals and other severely educationally disadvantaged are generally screened out, (5) Programs are not tailored to unique language and cultural needs, (6) Neither manpower programs nor employment centers have given priority to Spanish-speaking people as they have done to other minorities, and (7) Involvement of Spanish-speaking persons in the planning and administration of programs has been minimal. (SN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thompson, Lewin, and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.