ERIC Number: ED081954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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The University and Manpower Educational Services: An Experimental and Demonstration Project.
Williams, J. Earl
The goal of the Manpower Educational Services Project at the University of Houston was, in the short run, to explore using a university's capability and position in the community to contribute to the understanding and functioning of manpower programs in its geographic area. In the long run, it was hoped that a permanent center could be established with state and local support and financing. This program included a small college manpower lecture series, a Houston employer program, a series of manpower conferences, and a staff development program for manpower related agencies. Out of this project a permanent center, the Center for Human Resources, has evolved. This Center offers technical assistance, training and orientation, information services, and research to the community and is currently developing a college curriculum in manpower which should be available by the fall of 1971. The results of this showed that it is possible to take a relatively small contract which calls for services necessary to the development of a manpower related center, and given time, achieve the more important long run objective, the development of a major manpower resource in the form of a manpower related center on a university campus. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Program Development, Training, Universities
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-202 116; MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Center for Human Resources.