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Article "DuPont Re-educates Potential Worker"

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Article "DuPont Re-educates Potential Worker"

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This 1972 Collegian article details a lecture given by William Taylor, the personal assistant for the firm of I.E DuPont. DuPont offers jobs to high school graduates who pass their pre-employment exam, and those who fail they attempt to seek out, educate them, and give them a re-test. This project was started in response to a need for programs that would give young black men jobs, and is called the Employment Opportunity Training Program (EOTP). The students who fail are taught in a six week program, that includes lessons in reading, arithmetic, spelling and mechanical understanding. All students who take the retest then pass once having gone through the program. DuPont gives three reasons for such success, he first of, can "speak their language" as a fellow black man, the students also receive money for their continued effort in the program, and finally they are given the promise of a career.

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Gullette, Tom. "DuPont Re-educates Potential Worker." The University of Richmond Collegian LIX, no. 23, (April 14, 1972): 8. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19720414.2.47&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1972-04-14

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Gullette, Tom, “Article "DuPont Re-educates Potential Worker",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3435.