ERIC Number: ED086119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Planning a Consortium of Colleges and Universities for Equal Opportunity in College Construction.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Human Resources Center.
The project to plan a college and university consortium for equal employment opportunity was designed toward 4 goals: (1) To bring about a change in the employment patterns for the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the construction trades by increasing job and training opportunities for nonwhites; (2) To increase opportunities for minority contractors; (3) To demonstrate a university model as a force for planned social change; (4) To demonstrate a model of interuniversity cooperation in planning. The following conclusions can be drawn as a result of the project experience and research: (1) An institution can have an effect on the composition of work force on its construction projects; (2) It will be necessary for an institution to make deliberate decisions and take specific action to provide equal employment opportunity on its construction projects; (3) Law and public pressure both within and without the institution are effective spurs to social change; (4) The project experience suggests that, while it is difficult to develop a cooperative structure among institutions with many different levels of response to the primary purpose, the attempt to create such a structure encourages action toward change among the individual participants. Appendices include descriptive information about participating institutions and summaries of recommendations from workshops. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Human Resources Center.