ERIC Number: ED084325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Supportive Services for Disadvantaged Workers and Trainees. Key Issue Series, Number 12.
Heskes, Deborah A.
Improving the lot of those who are the least productive can be approached in two ways. The first is to make the secondary jobs more desirable by increasing the pay rate and improving the working conditions and opportunities for promotion. The second approach concentrates on improving the employability of these individuals by moving them up on the workers' queue. The Manpower Development and Training Act and the Economic Opportunity Act attempt to do this by creating training programs to teach job skills and furnish compensatory education. Many of these programs as well as community action projects have also provided various supportive services to help trainees compete in the labor market. Four of these supportive services are examined in Part One of this paper: day care, medical care, transportation, and legal aid. These services may be crucial to some members of the population. Five programs, each of which was designed to offer a package of training and remedial education job orientation as well as supportive services are described in Part Two. Part Three briefly describes revenue sharing, an alternative to the provision of manpower services through federal categorical programs or grants. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary Services, Community Action, Compensatory Education, Day Care, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Laborers, Legal Aid, Medical Services, Trainees, Transportation
Publications Div., New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.