ERIC Number: ED236332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Not Working: Unskilled Youth and Displaced Adults. A Look at the Demographic, Technological, and Educational Causes of Youth and Adult Unemployment and at Some Program Responses of the Ford Foundation. A Working Paper.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
While minority youth and adults have traditionally experienced high rates of unemployment, recent demographic, educational, and technological changes have all combined to cause a sharp increase in the numbers of unemployed and displaced minority group workers. A review of past employment and training programs such as the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) reveals that they suffer from a variety of shortcomings, including a lack of effective transitional mechanisms for moving into unsubsidized jobs, a scarcity of successful models for upgrading employees to better positions, poor system coordination and ineffective program design, and a failure to involve private industry adequately in the design and operation of employment and training programs. Currently, the Ford Foundation is helping to address the employment-related problems of minority youth by performing the following activities: developing the basic literacy skills of dropouts and other high-risk youth; promoting public and private partnerships to address the training needs of high-risk and dropout youth; supporting research and policy studies involving youth, education, labor markets, and alternative forms of employment; and clarifying and testing ways in which displaced workers can adapt to the structural transformation of the labor market. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Literacy, Adults, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Demography, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Futures (of Society), Influences, Inner City, Linking Agents, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Technological Advancement, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Youth Employment
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY l00l7.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act