Adapting the Aims and the Scope of Vocational Service Programs to Meet Changing Needs

By Herman Murov

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1961

The prediction of 1960 for the following decade is that the labor force of the United States will grow by 20%, especially in technical and professional fields. Though Jewish communities are expected not to be largely affected by the decrease in unskilled positions, vocational service programs need to prepare themselves for an ever more technological world. Many more young people will be attempting to enter college, and such service programs should be able to provide information, support, and funding where needed. As well, a larger number of Jewish youth will be graduating with business degrees while there are but few middle-level Jewish managers; Jewish communal service organizations should be prepared to provide counseling and job-placement assistance. Finally, these organizations must also continue to provide services to the aged and the handicapped, who will have even fewer part-time and unskilled jobs to choose from.

Topic: Jewish Communal Service, Employment, Higher Education, Aging, Elderly, Jobs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No.2

Page Number(s): 211-218

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Cleveland, Ohio , United States

Language: English

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Murov, Herman. Adapting the Aims and the Scope of Vocational Service Programs to Meet Changing Needs. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1961: 211-218.


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