ERIC Number: ED093375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
A Developmental Proposal to Try Out a Limited System of Manpower Information Dissemination to Provide Better Linkages Between Some Neighborhood Agencies and a Range of Available Manpower Programs. Final Report.
Some neighborhood based manpower agencies in the impacted areas do not possess the inhouse capability of informing their constituents of available manpower programs. The Manpower Administration funded a project to gather and disseminate manpower training information to some 60-70 neighborhood based agencies on standardized forms. Checks would be made on the utility of this information and the impact on the neighborhood agencies' practices. A directory of Manpower Services was also to be developed. Of the 98 agencies approached, 87 (89%) participated--over twenty more than anticipated. Thirty-six different training programs contributed information and provided over 5,500 training slots. Over 1,200 referrals were reported using the NYCMIB system. A steady increase of referrals was reported. For the first sixteen weeks, 252 referrals were made; over the last eighteen weeks, 924 referrals were made. A survey of a sample of participating agencies indicated that 63% of referrals resulted in placements. The utility of the project seems to be demonstrated. It is felt that a local agency should continue its operation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Settlement Houses Employment Development, Inc., New York, NY.