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ERIC Number: ED014545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 4
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OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD OF WORK. NUMBER 3, AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS.
DUNBAR, JOHN O.
THE PRIME OBJECTIVE OF AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IS TO PROVIDE ADULT MEN AND WOMEN WITH MARKETABLE SKILLS. TRAINING MUST INCLUDE THE REQUIRED MANUAL SKILLS, THE NECESSARY RELATED TRAINING, AND APPLIED GENERAL EDUCATION. AGE, EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND, MATURITY, POTENTIAL SKILLS, AND AVAILABILITY OF THE STUDENTS' TIME INFLUENCE THESE PROGRAMS. QUALITY PROGRAMS ARE EXPENSIVE AND OFTEN SCHOOLS OPERATE TWO OR THREE SHIFTS FOR 12 MONTHS TO LOWER THE COSTS. THE STUDENT BODY GENERALLY INCLUDES MANPOWER PROGRAM TRAINEES, APPRENTICES, PERSONS WHO DESIRE UPGRADING, AND SOME HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. IN ADDITION TO TRAINING, THE SCHOOLS PROVIDE COUNSELING, PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE, AND EVALUATION REPORTS. THE AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IS TRAINEE AND LABOR MARKET ORIENTED. TEACHERS ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND WELL-PAID AND TEACHER CERTIFICATION IS FLEXIBLE. LARGE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AND A POPULATION BASE OF 300,000 TO 500,000 ARE REQUIRED. OFFERINGS ARE GEARED TO JOBS OR JOB CLUSTERS. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS ARE ABOUT $25 PER WEEK PER STUDENT, AND STUDENT FEES USUALLY COVER 25 PERCENT OR LESS OF OPERATING COSTS. OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING ARE DESCRIBED IN VT 001 353, VT 001 354, VT 001 356 - VT 001 358. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
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