ERIC Number: ED114629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Upgrading Programs for Construction Journeymen. Final Report.
Franklin, William S.
The report describes a study of industry-sponsored upgrading programs for journeymen in construction unions. Interviews with union and training officials, as well as 405 journeymen and 99 contractors, revealed that upgrading activities were concentrated in electrical work, carpentry, and the pipe trades, and that both the number of programs and journeymen's participation had increased rapidly since 1970. Courses were offered in response to worker demand, and were taught by union members, using either school or industry training facilities. Welding, safety, and blueprint reading were offered in most trades, with a variety of specialized courses taught in individual locals. No significant differences were found between participants and non-participants, except that more participants had been trained in apprenticeships. Several suggestions are made for improving upgrading programs, including the prospect of using these programs to assist in bringing more minority journeymen into building trade unions. Appended are lists of persons who provided information for the study and interview forms for journeymen and contractors. A 14-item bibliography is also included. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Building Trades, Carpentry, Construction Industry, Electricians, Improvement Programs, Job Training, Occupational Surveys, Operating Engineering, Participant Characteristics, Plumbing, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Skilled Workers, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trade and Industrial Education, Union Members, Unions
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami.