ESLARP East St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Report on Employability and Job Training Issues  and  A Construction Skills Job Training Strategy  for  East St. Louis, Illinois

Table Of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter One:

Local Interest

Current Relevance
Questions Addressed

Chapter Two:

Employability and Employment Sectors
Relevant Data and Recent Studies

Employability Issues
Current Job Sectors
Promising Job Sectors

Chapter Three:

Job Training: Present and Future
National Job Training Policy

Job Training Reform Efforts
Evaluative or Critical Recent Studies
Local Job Training Efforts and Awareness
Local Issues and Critique

Chapter Four:
Construction Skills Training
Construction Trades as an Occupational Sector
The Construction Industry in the Metro-East Region
Perceptions in the Local Construction Market
Construction Skills Training Resources and Awareness
Construction Skills Training Issues and Feedback

Chapter Five:

General Recommendations
Relevant Themes from Recent Studies
Lessons from Recent Studies
Local Issues and Feedback
General Recommendations for Resource Use

Chapter Six:

Specific Recommendations
Relevant Themes
Lessons from Recent Efforts
Specific Recommendations for Construction Skills Training
The "Building Opportunities" Strategy

Chapter Seven:

: Interviewee List
B: Survey Questions
C: Tables for Chapter One
D: Tables for Chapter Two
E: Tables for Chapter Four
F: Diagram of "Recycler" Prototype
G: Potential Case Studies
H: Map of St. Louis Regional Area



Diane C. Gormely-Barnes
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
College of Fine and Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The East St. Louis Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center
East St. Louis, Illinois

May 1997

Document author : Diane Gormery-Barnes
HTML by : Yong Wook Kim
Last modified: May 21, 1997

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