Training for Defense

April 1941
New Republic;4/21/41, Vol. 104 Issue 16, p520
The article focuses on the lack of skilled workers and the surplus of young men and women in the U.S. as of 1941. It states that defense contracts concentrate in areas where excess youth is least pressing and demands skills that these youth have had little opportunity to acquire. It talks about the U.S. Office of Education's Defense Training program and how vocational schools suffer from outdated curriculum and craft union pressure, as well as a lack of location diversity.


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