ERIC Number: ED102358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Industry in Training the Hard Core Unemployed.
A project of the Riverside Research Institute (RRI) provided training for 10 hard core unemployed for one year in four vocational skills: computer peripheral equipment operators, electronics technicians, machine operators, and draftsmen. Selection was based on at least an eighth grade verbal and numerical achievement level, tests, and interviews. Major components of the program were: orientation to the program, on-the-job training in all skill areas, job related basic education with additional mathematics, personal and vocational counseling, and sensitivity training of RRI employees. An evaluation indicated that the primary program objective, to provide skills training and a job opportunity to someone who ordinarily would not have had this chance, had been clearly satisfied. Success was also indicated by evaluations in the areas of personnel turnover (6 of the 10 were still employed one year after the program and 2 left to attend college on full tuition scholarships); rate of learning; job performance; and adjustment to working environment (progress in this area was extremely slow, but there were gradual improvements in absentee and lateness records and in diminution of time spent with counselors). (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Chapter, Human Factors Society, April 1970