ERIC Number: ED025598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Relationship between Training Programs being Offered in State and Federal Penal Institutions and the Unfilled Job Openings in the Major Occupations in the United States.
Torrence, John Thomas
Excluding military installations, training programs in state and federal penal institutions were surveyed, through a mailed checklist, to test the hypotheses that (1) training programs in penal institutions were not related to the unfilled job openings by major occupations in the United States, and (2) that training programs reported would have a wide variety of titles inconsistent with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles format. The 285 institutions which responded accounted for over 225,000 of the 230,000 inmate population in the United States. The 107 non-responding institutions were small and it was assumed that they have no training programs. Comparison of unfilled job openings and penal institution training areas revealed that only 20 out of 99 institutional training programs were related to unfilled job openings on the national level. Among the conclusions drawn were that training programs were organized to meet the service and maintenance needs of the institution rather than the post-release opportunities of the inmate, and that the wide variety of names assigned to the various courses in the training programs indicated that liaison between the various state employment agencies and the institutions was limited. This M.S. thesis was submitted to Kansas State Colleg" of Pittsburg. (ET)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Masters Theses, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Vocational Education
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