ERIC Number: ED092762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Model for Training the Disadvantaged: TAT at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Manpower Research Monograph No. 29.
Davies, Mary F.; And Others
Many have expressed concern about manpower policy and programs as instruments of social change and with the role of manpower training in easing economic downturns, inflationary pressures, and poverty. This report is offered because seven years of experience in the Training and Technology (TAT) Program located at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, have provided some cogent answers to queries concerning the "best way" to provide effective skill training to the disadvantaged. In the TAT Program, a group of mostly young, disadvantaged individuals has been trained by craftsmen on a setting similar to "real-life" working conditions in a factory. The report presents in detail the program accomplishments and suggests that the key to TAT's effectiveness might be the partnership of industry and government in training and placing the unemployed and underemployed. Private and public resources were combined in the three fundamental components of the project: (1) industrial facilities and personnel, (2) program development and administration, and (3) sources of financial support. Movement toward replication of the TAT model is described, and the possibility for its wider application is explored, in the final section. An appendix includes summary findings, course outlines and case histories. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Government Role, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Utilization, Retraining, Success, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainees, Training Methods, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Training Centers, Work Experience Programs, Work Study Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Research.