Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts

First Advisor

Alva M. Cooper

Second Advisor

Dr. Frank Fatzinger

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access



This study is a direct result of the investigator's three-year exposure to the problems of selection and placement under the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA). From July 1962 until June 1965 the investigator was employed as a Personnel Methods Technician for the Michigan Employment Security Commission in Muskegon, Michigan. In this capacity he wrote the initial proposals for Muskegon's MDTA programs during this period. He also implemented the selection of trainees and the placement of graduates for each of twenty MDTA programs. During this time approximately seven hundred trainees were selected for these Muskegon training programs. The cost of these programs amounted to approximately two million dollars.

This research project was undertaken by a private citizen and should not be construed as being an official report of either the United States Department of Labor, or the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.