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Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - June 3, 1964, Woodlawn, Illinois ENTERS MANPOWER RETRAINING PROGRAM Gets Contract From Labor Department THE MOST WIDELY READ NEWSPAPER IN A COMMUNITY The Woodlawn tion has received a grant from the U S ment of Labor to undertake an experimental job ing program The contract signed on May 19 by die Rev ward Stevenson president of calls for a retraining program for some 200 unskilled beads of lies in die Woodlawn com- munity Representatives from various federal agencies die Illinois State Employment Service and die mayor's of- fice along member of were present at die signing mony held at quarters 1129 E St The training plan will un- a program to ex- and demonstrate how those in an area of high unemployment and ly low income can be trained and placed in has maintained for a long time that some ple are capable of ing functions of certain jobs however they are not always capable of passing tests This program will be an experiment versity of Chicago faculty members in research on re- training policies and ties not indicated on an ex- amination Traditional methods to re- duce unemployment have been used in this area with little success The reason being many are unable to qualify for regular job ing A number of persons have ceased to believe that there are lobs for them due to a lack in skills tory employment practices on die part of some com- panies have also discouraged potential workers Provided for under the Manpower Development Act which was recently enacted by Congress the program 1 Use existing Manpower Development and Training Act Institutional training programs approved by die Illinois State Employment Service and die Vocational Education agencies ing programs will be set up in such occupations as auto- matic screw machine tor automobile mechanic clerk-typist laboratory technician practical nurse welder etc 2 Create a tutoring gram to make up for basic educational deficiencies to be carried on before ing and after the training period Such a program may be conducted by graduate students from die University of Chicago 3 Provide personal of individual ees by die Woodlawn group members A block club civic or church group will sek out ployed persons in the Im- mediate area who be interested in receiving training The sponsor will encourage the applicant in his endeavor and to vide community support as the trainee begins his new work experience 4 Provide counseling OB many different levels In- eluding group counseling which will provide die which will provide the trainees with die opportunity to discuss and work out their problems as well as individual and family counseling by staff bers hired by die Woodlawn Organization Tests will also be made to provide the selor with information on die trainee's basic skills and Interests if such test information is not ready from other sources 5 Evaluate die project to determine the success of placement on a long-range basis bow die trainees com- pare with comparable ees working only with die i Employment Service and if relations between die ployed persons and ment agencies can be sub- improved in this area This evaluation would be carried out by the Uni- versity of Chicago staff mmbers The group of University staff members who will work with die retraining program is headed by chairman of the U of C Com- on Human ment Hess stated that the gram represents a new proach to retraining ers put out of work by auto- mation Present training programs are able to vide for only a small portion of the total number of unemployed workers be- cause they screen applicants by means of tests which measure their educational level These tests he said com- ignore such factors as reliability past ment records and the ability by on-the-Job ing The significance of this new approach Hess ex- is that everything is to be conducted on a personal level both in die selection of die trainees and the support given them throughout die program If program is it will serve as a guide line for die nation in general It will provide proof dial present retraining grams rely on screening de- vices which are both un- reliable and unjust to die deprived This experimental gram represents die com- efforts of four rate entities It is a operative project which will shed light on die attitude and condition of die economic failure of die unemployed and their social despair The Federal Government provided the funds die State Employment vice will provide die actual training will select die trainees and maintain personal contact with diem and die University of cago will study die progress of die experiment A meeting is scheduled by die U of C the State Employment Service and to determine when die program will get under- way and also the initial courses Plan Tea At Coffee Sip THE ANNUAL TEA COMMITTEE of Woodlawn church 1204 E st sip coffee after a meeting called to discuss the tea which will be held on June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m The theme of the event will be A Festival of It will be held in church parlor Members of die committee from left to right Mrs Theodore Reed 6352 Greenwood ave Mrs Joseph Johnson 8030 Cottage Grove ave Mrs Arthur Bell 1465 E 6661 pi Mrs Grace Allen 6550 Greenwood ave Mrs Irene Simpson 4414 Cottage Grove ave and Mrs Maze 6243 Greenwood ave Southside Committee Slates Awards Dinner The Southside Community Committee's 23rd annual membership and a wards ner Is slated for June 7 at 2 p.m The event will be held in the Great Hall of die hotel 520 Church To Celebrate 5th Year in MS p.m The Rev James of lite church S Michigan ave on die theme of die Some 35 Junior City Officials of Chicago will be honored during die occasion Her Honor Judy Axelrod Junior Mayor will preside while her cabinet Jr Officials cupy special seats of honor Mayor Richard Daley or his proxy will pay special tribute to youth of Chicago as he presents die awards to honored guests Mrs George Beadle wife of die President of die University of Chicago will give a Tri- bute To address She will be guest speaker of die occasion Hyde Park High School's Cappella choir under die direction of ome K will form Mirian Maslon of die June 1964 graduation class of Hyde Park is an honored guest Mrs Alfreda M Duster staff worker assigned to die SCC by the Illinois Youth Commission is die adult oree She is die duaghter of die famous tice Mrs Ida B Wells for whom die first public ing In Chicago is named Mrs Duster has die SCC since its beginning in 1941 She first served in a volunteer capacity and for more than 15 years as stan writer Barbara Aim Ned a dent at Roosevelt University and twice winner on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour will be honored and also will sing a number of selections Wadsworth Newspaper Wins Medalist Rating James Wadsworth school 6420 University ave re- die Medalist rating for its school newspaper Wadsworth Review in die fortieth annual contest of the Columbian Scholastic Press association This is die highest rating given to an elementary school newspaper Every year since en- tered this contest it has won either or medalist ratings Other medalist winnings were in In this contest elementary school newspaper from all over die United Sates com- pete The Wadsworth Review was also a recipient of an award from the Elementary Press association for its excellent paper Faculty sponsor of the Review is Mrs Clementine Skinner school librarian
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