ERIC Number: ED241746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Training Options for Structurally Unemployed Older Workers. Information Series No. 275.
Helwig, Andrew A.
The need for a national policy for the development and use of human resources is evident. One part of the human resource development issue centers around the needs of adult workers who are unemployed or threatended with unemployment because of structural changes in the labor market. The issue of retraining adult workers was examined in detail in response to the problem of the high rate of structural unemployment. Two alternatives, both using vocational education money directed at postsecondary institutions, were examined for their ability to retrain dislocated workers. A third alternative examined the effectiveness of comprehensive career counseling and information services for dealing with dislocated adults. The fourth alternative reviewed the impact that entrepreneurial skill building and economic development might have on the high rate of structural unemployment. The alternative estimated to have the greatest impact on dislocated workers is the thid one, calling for the provision of comprehensive career counseling and information services. Entrepreneurial and economic development also appears to be a promising alternative. These alternatives, combined with existing training and employment efforts, would address the issue of structural unemployment on multiple fronts. Dialogue is occurring in Congress and in state legislatures that may lead to more help for structurally unemployed workers. (KC)
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Employment Patterns, Entrepreneurship, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Human Resources, Job Training, Middle Aged Adults, Older Workers, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Retraining, Unemployment, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (IN275--$4.25)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.