ERIC Number: ED111924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
Review and Assessment of Post-Orientation Careers of ADAPT (Aerospace and Defense Adaptation to Public Technology) Participants. Final Report.
Ventre, Francis T.; Sullivan, Larry N.
Careers of 185 unemployed aerospace professionals from aerospace and defense industries are documented following completion of a month-long orientation to Urban Affairs. Seventy percent of the persons completing the program were professionally employed eight months later; 60 percent of those at work are in the public service. Preparedness of hiring agency to accommodate innovative management techniques was found to be the best prediction of successful skills adaptation. Few significant relations were found between background attributes (e.g. age, education, industrial experience) of the professionals and either their rate of placement or their successful performance once placed. The orientation offered both cognitive and attitudinal changes to the participants, but particularly educational technique was found to be universally favored. Evaluations of project outcomes are tentatively asserted owing to the abbreviated period available for monitoring and for the even shorter period of actual on-the-job experience of successfully placed program participants. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Educational Programs, Job Placement, Labor Utilization, Professional Personnel, Transfer of Training, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-232-204; HC-$6.00; MF-$1.45)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.