ERIC Number: ED095836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Who Gets Trained: A Look at Participation in Company Training Programs.
Yaney, Joseph P.; Roderick, Roger D.
A study of participation in training had as subjects black and white employees who were 17-24 years of age, not enrolled in school from 1966 to 1969, and who received company-sponsored training. Most of the employees were in lower socio-economic status jobs. Some 19% of the black youths received some pretraining, while approximately 10% of the white youths were pretrained. The sample consisted of 905 white youths and 342 black youths drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of the labor force, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Comparisons were made between those who did not receive training during that interval. The study concluded that: (1) employers play an important part in helping with upward mobility of the labor force; (2) the type of training received relates to the occupational opportunities of the youths; and (3) broader opportunities for training for black and white youths will help reduce the economic differentials. (Author/WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus.