ERIC Number: ED103718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Employment Opportunities for High School Graduates in Downtown Manhattan. A Study to Aid the Planning of a New Commercial High School, Including Assessment of Certain Community Resources Likely to be Available to the School.
Barnes, Donald E.; And Others
Characteristics of the entry-level job market in lower Manhattan, or "Downtown," for new high school graduates were assessed. Questionnaire-guided interviews with representatives of principal industries and occupations were conducted within five major employment groups: banking, insurance, securities, communications and transportation, and government. The study covered about 10 percent of jobs, or 108,000 positions, and of the total, 64 percent (mainly in insurance, banking and securities) did not require college degrees. Respondents indicated that: work experience during high school was important; generous tuition benefits were often available for employees' higher education; it was not feasible to hold regular classes on business premises; and a high proportion of entry-level jobs do not require typing skills. Interest was shown in greater development of word processing and basic electronic data processing skills, and many opportunities were available for male high school graduates. Overall, no major changes were revealed in the job market that would require training for new kinds of careers, although a gradual growth was noted. Instruments used to assess employment market demand and employer's resources and needs and a list of employer developed courses are appended. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)