ERIC Number: ED181330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Job Strategies for Urban Youth. Sixteen Pilot Programs for Action.
Work in America Inst., Scarsdale, NY.
Developed by a study concerned with urban youth unemployment, this report provides descriptions of sixteen pilot projects intended to find or create unsubsidized jobs for youth, help them prepare for these jobs, and bring youth and jobs together. Based on the theme that unemployment results not from lack of will to work but from lack of opportunities or incentives, chapter 1 proposes a new opportunities approach to the worsening urban youth unemployment. Using cost and deduction tables for employers and employees, chapter 2 pleads the case for monetary incentives for youth. The next five chapters group pilot-scale programs, which agencies in the field may adopt and adapt to local needs, into five categories: incentive pilot programs, new enterprise, successful training and placement models, making the job connection, and opportunities in public service. Each chapter begins with an overview of the category and brief descriptions of the includes some or all of the following: (1) the problem dealt with, (2) strategy, (3) description, (4) impact on youth, (5) feasibility, (6) potential sponsors, (7) cost effectiveness, (8) pros and cons, and (9) evaluation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Employment Opportunities, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Motivation, Part Time Employment, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Proposals, Seasonal Employment, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Urban Youth, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Publications Department, Work in America Institute, Inc., 700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (1-4 copies of summary, $3.95; of report, $7.95; of both, $10.00; various discounts on quantity orders)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Work in America Inst., Scarsdale, NY.