ERIC Number: ED200782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Youth Employment and Employability Development. Educator and Employer Perspectives. Youth Knowledge Development Report 2.16.
Butler, Eric Payne; Darr, James
A series of roundtable discussions, designed to bring together employers and educators in small and informal sessions to discuss youth employment and related issues, was held in Birmingham, Hartford, Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago. The discussions yielded policy implications in five major areas. These are access to the private sector, educational strategies and institutions, supportive services, public job creation, and management. Roundtable participants also commented on nine issues relating to the policies of business and education/human services groups. These issues were (1) hiring practices, (2) major barriers to hiring more youth, (3) special career and vocational needs of minority students, (4) employer contacts with local Comprehensive Employment and Training Act offices, (5) the projected performance of Youth Education and Development Act-fostered relationships, (6) changes in work force needs in the next five years, (7) education and job training programs for youth, (8) facilitating cooperation between educational institutions and the private sector, and (9) the role of the federal government in helping industry hire more youth. The format and approach of the roundtables was also discussed. (Related reports on youth employment policies and programs for the 1980s and youth perspectives on youth employment ara available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Futures (of Society), Job Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Policy, Policy Formation, Skill Development, Teacher Attitudes, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.