ERIC Number: ED120386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Building New Career Ladders in Clerical Occupations: Final Report for the Period July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975.
National Council of Negro Women, New York, NY.
A project by the National Council of Negro Women called "Building New Career Ladders in Clerical Occupations" has five components. Two of these are: (1) development of career ladders on the job; and (2) testing, evaluation, and dissemination. In the career ladder component, 33 companies participated through financial contributions; giving information on job descriptions, hiring, and upgrading policies; and sharing educational and training experiences and needs. Companies are differentiated according to: (1) companies with clerical staff who are union members, (2) companies with highly structured personnel policies and procedures, and (3) companies with less structured personnel policies. The role of companies in employee education is discussed based on information collected from the following companies: American Express; Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith; Federal Reserve Bank; and Mobil Oil. In the testing, evaluation, and dissemination component, a language arts course was tested with the aid of New York University (NYU). Fifty-five employed clerks, representing 15 companies, enrolled at NYU during the 1974-75 academic year with corporation tuition aid plans. The curriculum included workshops and counseling. Plans for field testing and disseminating the curriculum are set forth. A list of participating companies and a positive evaluation of the project are appended. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Ladders, Clerical Occupations, Clerical Workers, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Programs, Employers, Females, Labor Force Development, Language Arts, Minority Groups, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Negro Women, New York, NY.