Observation of Displaced Manufacturing Workers in Their Transition for Successful Re-Employment through Community College Education/Retraining Programs
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1
Purpose of the Study3
Aims and Objectives4
Significance of the Study5
Electronic Database Searches6
Theoretical Frame work7
Chapter I: Introduction7
Chapter III: Methodology7
Chapter IV: Critical Analysis and Discussion8
Chapter V: Conclusion8
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW9
Experiences of Displaced Workers13
Problems Displaced Workers Face after Job Loss14
Brief History of Community Colleges16
Education and Retraining Experiences through Community Colleges17
Preparedness of Displaced Workers for Employment in a Different Field20
Probability of Employment after Completing Community College23
Family and Community Ties23
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY27
Epistemological and Philosophical Assumptions28
Gaining Access to Participants31
Data Collection Procedures32
Analysis of Data33
CHAPTER 4: DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS35
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION36
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
The current study deals with the observation of displaced manufacturing workers in their transition for successful re-employment through community college education/retraining programs. It elaborates upon the provision of the educational programs for mobilizing the immobile workers in a successful manner. This chapter gives a description of the background, aims, objectives and chapter layout on which the entire dissertation will be based.
Few American workers will remain unaffected by profound economic and technological forces rapidly reshaping the American work structure. For many workers, job security is threatened by plant closures or relocation. Technological displacement is occurring in many industries, particularly heavy industrial areas, as the nation's economy becomes increasingly based on service and information related work. According to Choate (1982), this structural shift began in New England in the 1920s, gathered momentum in that sub region through the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and began to alter the Midwestern economy in the late 1970s. Many United States industries are faced with the decision ...