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ERIC Number: ED135976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Selected Start-Up Industry Training Programs as Vehicles for Human Resources Development.
Van Cleve, Roy R.
The "start-up" industry training concept has received considerable attention as a way to better match workers and jobs, to "leapfrog" the industrial development process by attracting higher-wage industry to an area through upgrading local work forces, and to make it possible to increase the wages of low-income workers. A study examined in detail the programs of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama and their effect on industrial relocation trends and the leapfrogging of the unemployed and underemployed into the labor force. Comparative analyses were made of the accomplishments, operational and support organizations, costs, and the start-up processes of all four States. The results of the regression analysis and cluster analysis did not support the hypothesis that training programs had influenced industrial location. They constantly showed that counties which, pre-program wise, had favorable employment, high education, population, and industrialization, continued to have them, while those that did not continued to do without. (Author/HD)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Research, Geographic Location, Human Resources, Industrialization, Industry, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Rural Areas, Socioeconomic Influences, State Programs, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Unemployment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va., 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for the Study of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia