ERIC Number: ED083374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting Professional Manpower from Aerospace to Urban Government. Final Report.
Wheaton, William L. C.; And Others
The combined effort to first orient, and then place, 185 unemployed aerospace professionals into state and local government jobs is analyzed. Twelve months after placement activities commenced, 80% of the program participants are reported as now employed, with 70% employed in State/local jurisdictions. Previous decision making experience by the participant seems to be a principal requisite for successful career transfer. Local government administrative innovations also appear to foster successful transfer for ex-aerospace personnel. Follow-up interviews after six and nine months of placement indicate how most of the trainees have adapted to a new environment and how their skills can be transferred from the private to the public sector. The one month orientation period at Berkeley is seen as an important service to the participants in assisting their career transfer. (Author)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Career Change, Career Planning, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Followup Studies, Government Employees, Job Placement, Occupational Mobility, Orientation, Professional Personnel, Retraining, Work Environment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-221 622, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Extension Div.
Note: Report of the Aerospace Orientation Program, University of California at Berkeley