ERIC Number: ED543860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1936
Reference Count: 0
Youth... Finding Jobs. Bulletin, 1936, No. 18-V
Harley, D. L.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
On every hand one hears youth asking: "Where can we find work?" Many young people of this generation have never had a steady job, have never experienced the pleasure that comes from contributing their share toward satisfying human needs. Some of them have spent several years in preparing themselves for definite kinds of work, but cannot now find an opportunity to put their training to use. Others, without formal preparation for any occupation, have not been able to obtain a job where they might acquire a skill through practice. An unfortunate aspect of the situation is that many young people who left school in 1929 at the age of 16 or 18 now reached their twenty-second or twenty-fourth year without achieving the occupational experience usually expected of an adult of such age. This circumstance closes to them the door of opportunity and prevents their gaining experience. Many communities have set themselves earnestly to the task of helping youth find employment. Where no paid jobs could be discovered, work has sometimes been arranged which simply offers an opportunity to young people to be useful and to learn. In order to obtain a comprehensive picture of accomplishments along this line, the United States Office of Education, in the spring of 1935, sent a schedule of questions to community leaders in all parts of the country, asking what measures were being taken to find or create employment opportunities for young people between the ages of 16 and 24. The answers show that this problem has been receiving much serious consideration and that a wide variety of enterprises are under way. In this bulletin brief accounts are given of a number of undertakings which may be suggestive to workers in other communities. Naturally, space would not allow the description of all the activities reported; examples were so numerous that only typical ones could be included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Community Programs, Employment Patterns, Industry, Business, Agricultural Occupations, Home Economics, Occupations, Job Skills, Unskilled Workers, Skilled Workers, Labor, Art Activities, Handicrafts, Rural Areas, Youth Programs, Gardening, Social Influences
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)