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Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 1, No. 9, November 1976 - Page 18. November 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 13, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/199/show/196.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 1, No. 9, November 1976
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Date November 1976
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Transcript ,6arde:nofe:den EANIC m \ EVE The roots of our dual occupational system can be traced to the educational system. In 1975, The Center for Human Resources at UH developed a program for Texas schools to eliminate discrimination in vocational programs. Texas is the only state in the nation to commit its own research monies to the problems of vocational education for women. The program became known as Project EVE (Equal Vocational Education. EVE staff at Sam Houston High School, the demonstration school, developed a formalized recruitment program which included presentations to sophomore girls. That year six girls entered traditionally male vocational training courses. EVE staff maintained close contact with these girls during the school year, in addition to an intensive community-wide publicity campaign. Response from students, teachers, parents and industry representatives was overwhelmingly positive. This year, 10 city high schools participated in the EVE program and 109 girls entered technical and industrial training programs. This is especially timely since the craft and industrial job market will provide the greatest opportunities in the next ten years. Project EVE hopes to bring about "true equal opportunity for women in the last bastion of male domination, the skilled/ craft jobs." VGS More than 90% of all American women work for pay at least part of their lives. Yet women continue to be concentrated in stereotyped, dead-end occupations paying much lower wages than do the occupations which are traditionally male dominated. The average entry earnings for skilled workers in "male" fields, such as carpentry, auto mechanics and plumbing, pay $6.46 per hour. This is more than double the average entry earnings -$3.18 per hour -- for "women's" occupations. Urging women to consider the economics of broad employment choices is one of the aims of VGS, Inc. This United Fund agency at 2525 San Jacinto "exists to promote and to improve the welfare of those area residents whose socioeconomic, mental and/or physical status creates barriers to attaining that end." VGS is composed of three programs: Vocational Guidance Service Central, Manpower Division and Center for Life Sciences Division. Gaye Brown-Burke, program supervisor of Vocational Guidance Service Central, also points out other considerations in non-traditional jobs for women, such as satisfaction in seeing end results of work, physical exercise and diverse environments. She helps her clients broaden their views of themselves and of the world of work. This is done through supportive listening, assessment, testing and self-help groups including role playing. Vocational Guidance Service Central counsels housewives Roots Reveals How long was Rapunzel's hair? We don't known . . . but Swami Pandara Sannadhi, head of an Indian monastery, had the longest recorded hair, measuring 26 feet at his death in 1949. His hair being matted, he undoubtedly suffered plica caudiformis. Jane Bunford wore her hair in two plaits which reached her ankles, indicating a length in excess of 8 feet. The tallest woman in medical history, Jane received a head injury at age 11. At 13, she was 6' 6" tall and at her death in 1922 she was 7' 7" tall. She suffered severe curvature of the spine and would have measured 7' 11". "The reason women want non-traditional jobs is because these jobs pay better. Itfs a simple matter of economics. " _ Fredell Bergstrom Director of Project EVE Roots the sexy sexless shoe 5366 Westheimer Greenspoint Mall 629-4120 448-5638 send your revelations about women to Cheryl at Roots. who are facing an "empty nest," displaced executives, handicanned persons and students who seek assistance in college and curriculum selection. Clients' fees are determined by sliding scale. This division of VGS also includes Employment Related Services, which offers welfare recipients counseling, job referrals and day care. This service places about 20% of its participants in jobs each month. The Manpower Division, which receives CETA funds, provides disadvantaged, unemployed Houstonians with education, skill training and work experience necessary for entrance into the job market. Clients are referred from CETA service centers. The three facets of the program are: Adult Work Experience, which assigns trainees to jobs in nonprofit human service agencies to gain necessary experience; Youth Out-of-School Services, which provides 16-19 year old drop-outs with counseling, training and work experience; and Emergency Jobs Program, which provides jobs in nonprofit agencies to Houstonians who have been unemployed for at least 30 days. The Center for Life Sciences has two parts. The Alternative Program is a drug-free treatment program that offers residential therapy and outpatient counseling to drug-dependent individuals. The Junction Program is a juvenile delinquency control program. Charles G. McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of VGS, Inc., describes himself as a "totally emancipated vocational free agent." All programs, he says with enthusiasm, "thrust toward vocational success." Feeling that sex segregation in the labor market is a major problem, McCarthy says that women have "on|y scratched the surface." He stresses that VGS will not place anyone in jobs. Rather as he sees it, the clients receive the tools necessary to find their own direction. Massage To explore the spaciousness within To balance energy for appointment call: Beth Kendrick 523-0368 10 dollars/trades FREE PREGNANCY TESTING & INFORMATION 868-4483 &THE TRAVELING BROWN BAG LUNCH COMPANY McWoaY (oamUl W fiQfL~- ft 1708 SUNSET HOUSTON, 77005 / 5 2 8-2 264 Studio of Flowers One/A Z*d. 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