ERIC Number: ED101137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
New York Industrial Education Center Adult Basic Education Manpower Training Program; Final Report: 1969-1971.
United States R and D Corp., New York, NY.; New York Board of Trade, NY.
The New York Industrial Education Centers combined the application of basic literacy, basic mathematics, and human development skills with exhaustive job development and placement efforts to secure jobs and upward mobility for persons 17-65 classified as disadvantaged. Training was conducted in 10-week cycles, with 100 trainees at each of two training centers for the two-year period of the grant. The Human Resources Development component was job readiness training conducted by group leaders in informal seminar sessions where trainees were encouraged to identify their skills and resources and to air and explore their attitudes toward work, supervisors, coworkers, family, and society at large. Of 660 previously unemployed graduates with whom contact could be made in the 30 and 90 day followup, 505 were employed. Of previously employed graduates reached, 50 percent had moved to better jobs, been promoted, or received salary increases. The retention rate of program graduates was higher than among regular gate hires. An independent evaluation concluded that the program successfully demonstrated its achievement of educational and employment objectives. A cost-effectiveness system evaluated the effect of training on earnings and the relationship between public investment and the return on investment through increased taxes and reduced welfare. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Underemployment, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: United States R and D Corp., New York, NY.; New York Board of Trade, NY.