ERIC Number: ED101899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-12
Reference Count: 0
National Rural Manpower Conference. Summary of Proceedings (January 10-12, 1972, San Diego, California).
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.
The annual conference was held to: (1) review the previous year's activities of the Rural Manpower Service and its cooperating agencies; (2) discuss plans for the new year; and (3) study the problems of rural areas. Most of the 300 persons attending the conference were officials of the Manpower Administration and its affiliated State agencies. The speeches, panels, and plenary sessions revealed the degree of progress in breaking with the past. In keeping with the Rural Manpower Service's new strategy of less emphasis of farm placement activity, innovative programs were initiated to improve service to both farm and nonfarm rural workers. This report gives the speeches and discussions from the plenary sessions and panels. Topics covered include: achievement of equity in rural America; more jobs for rural America; organization for doing the rural manpower job; State plans of service; the National Migrant Farmworker Training Program; staff development and reorientation; the rural manpower delivery systems; the Area Concept Expansion Program; Smaller Communities Program; Operation Hitchhike; and currently operating programs designed to increase the opportunities for rural residents to secure jobs. (NQ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.