Summer Job Training May Expand to Cover More Kinds of Work

The Summer Employment Office may add house painting, book keeping, and "running a sailing program at a yacht club" to next year's list of skills which it teaches students seeking summer jobs.

Increased student demand for jobs in these fields may necessitate the new training courses, according to Richard L. McVity '55, Assistant Director of the Office. McVity hopes to determine demand for jobs through a questionnaire on summer employment, which he is distributing to the entire College.

At present, the Office offers training courses in cooking, waiting on table, bartending, use of office machines, how to set up a recreation program for small children, and the fundamentals of coastal navigation and marine engine maintenance.

The Office will also use the questionnaire to discover new kinds of business firms where students may find work, McVity said. He suggested that a larger percentage of jobs in business may be offered in future years. About 50 per cent of the jobs which students now acquire through the Office are in business firms, and 50 per cent in camps and resorts.

Student science concentrators will not benefit much from the Office's expansion plans. "Our efforts are concerned with the non-scientist," McVity said. It is not difficult to find work as a laboratory assistant, he pointed out.


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