ERIC Number: ED083471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-10
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the Vermont Manpower Experimental and Demonstration Program. Final Report.
Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
The purpose of this experimental and demonstration project was to provide work experience to unemployed, low-income clients to improve their employability so they can be moved into permanent, unsubsidized employment. Changes of attitudes and motivations as a result of project experience were studied. Study findings indicated that the post-project group differed only slightly from the pre-project group on attitude and motivation toward the world of work, with the post-project group displaying a somewhat more intense psychological orientation toward work. Analysis was made of those completing the project and those who terminated. Completers had far fewer characteristics associated with hard-core unemployed, had better mental orientation and attitudes, had greater satisfaction with their jobs, their work site supervisor, and with the Employment Service staff, and were judged as having made greater improvement in skills. Both completers and terminators were dissatisfied with the quality, lack of skill improvement, and career opportunity of "work experience" slots. Staff perceptions of the project were positive and weaknesses mentioned were readily correctable. (SC)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Experimental Programs, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Utilization, Low Income Groups, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Work Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
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Authoring Institution: Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont