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March 19, 1955

A Policy for Skilled Manpower

JAMA. 1955;157(12):1068. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950290088036

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The National Manpower Council was established in 1951 under a grant from the Ford Foundation. This volume has been preceded by three others, two of which dealt with scientific and professional personnel. This publication is concerned with manpower problems at the technical level and is applicable to the problems of recruitment, training, and use of technicians and skilled workers necessary for the provision of adequate health services. Part 1 of this volume incorporates the recommendations of the National Manpower Council directed toward the further development of resources of technical and skilled personnel and their more effective use. Part 2 is devoted to a more detailed study of facts and issues about skilled manpower, including trends in needs, general and vocational education, opportunities and incentives, and vocational guidance and counseling. The material is clearly presented and though of little general interest it should be of value to educators and administrators in

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