ERIC Number: ED092774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of a NAB-JOBS Training Program for Disadvantaged Workers.
Baum, John Franklin
This study is directed to the question of whether an intervention strategy based on relatively concentrated amounts of basic education and on-the-job training is sufficient to make it possible for a large, non-union, private firm to assimilate disadvantaged females into its regular, blue-collar work force. It is concluded that the National Association of Businessmen-Job Opportunities in the Business Sector (NAB-JOBS) strategy is not effective in preparing the disadvantaged workers for permanent employment with this firm. While the NAB-JOBS trainees remain with the firm as long as their counterparts in the comparison groups, only about 25 percent remained employed after the first year on the job. When the measure of effectiveness is the supervisory assessment, the NAB-JOBS trainees are rated significantly lower than the subjects in the comparison groups. Perhaps the most definitive finding that emerges from the research is that both disadvantaged workers and racial minorities exhibit a fundamental commitment to the importance of achievement in the world of work. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Employed Women, Employment Programs, Failure, Females, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Utilization, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Tenure, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-226 792 MF $1.45, HC $4.25)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Industrial Relations Research Inst.