EMPLOYMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM COMPLETERS AND NON-COMPLETERS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

EDROYAL MILTON SCOTT, Fordham University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the employment performance and job attainment of people who completed or did not complete an On-The-Job-Training program. Further, the study proposed to explore assessments of the retraining program and program workers by employers who contracted to employ and train program candidates. Also, this research ascertained how the appraisals of people who completed training programs under the supervision of private industry employers compared with the appraisals of people who terminated similar type retraining programs prematurely.^ Analysis of variance and chi-square analysis were used to analyze group differences on the research criterion variables among completers and non-completers, male and female respondents, and younger and older workers.^ The trainee sample population initially consisted of 201 on-the-job trainees who took part in the training program from June 1976 until June 1978. The study subsequently focused upon 144 subjects who responded to a data-gathering questionnaire. Within this group were 73 male and 71 female subjects, 75 younger and 69 older participants, and 76 completers and 68 non-completers. The sample population of employers included 70 subjects.^ The following findings are based on analysis of the data obtained: (1) There were no significant differences for the following dependent variables: pre-training services, trainee perceptions of job-training effectiveness, employment status, occupational mobility, job performance, job attendance, and money management. (2) A significant difference was noted between types of occupations when there was an interaction between the sex and age variables. (3) Comparison of the income level received by the research groups revealed a significant difference for the sex characteristic. (4) A significant difference was observed between younger and older workers when the employers' perceptions of job attendance were analyzed.^ The results of this study suggested that CETA programs provided an opportunity for many unemployed people to obtain needed job skills and earn employment income. Further, this research suggested that despite an effort to reach the disadvantaged, CETA programs did not reach their goals with the hard-core unemployed. ^

Subject Area

Adult education

Recommended Citation

SCOTT, EDROYAL MILTON, "EMPLOYMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM COMPLETERS AND NON-COMPLETERS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY" (1982). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI8213620.
https://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI8213620

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