The Nonsystem of Education and Training

  • Wellford W. Wilms
Part of the Boston Studies in Applied Economics book series (BSAE, volume 2)


Since the late nineteenth century, occupational training has been considered a predictable antidote to impending national crises. Early industrial training helped to fashion a civilian work force from unskilled immigrants, who boosted productivity in a rapidly expanding industrial economy at the close of the century. Industrial and vocational training also played a vital role in converting civilian manufacturing to munitions production during two world wars and then helped returning veterans to find their way back into civilian employment. During the late 1950s occupational training supplied the skilled labor support for the highly engineered systems that put a man on the moon.


Labor Market Vocational Education Federal Trade Commission Private Employer Public Service Employment 
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