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ERIC Number: ED014569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-31
Pages: 220
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IMPLICATIONS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR PLANT SITE LOCATION.
DEAN, ERNEST H.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO DETERMINE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY PLANT SITE SELECTION PROCESS. FROM A COMPOSITE LISTING OF 619 MANUFACTURING COMPANIES WHICH HAD LOCATED IN COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, NEVADA, IDAHO, UTAH, AND WYOMING SINCE JANUARY 1960, 116 INTERVIEWS AND 90 COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES WERE OBTAINED. SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS INDICATED THAT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WAS A SELECTION FACTOR. OF 28 DIFFERENT PLANT SITE SELECTION FACTORS SUBMITTED BY THE INDUSTRIES, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RANKED APPROXIMATELY IN THE MIDDLE IN DEGREE OF IMPORTANCE. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS MENTIONED AS FACTORS IN PLANT SITE SELECTION WERE MACHINE SHOP, METAL FABRICATION, ELECTRONICS, BUSINESS AND SECRETARIAL, AND ELECTRICAL. THE SIX FACTORS CONSIDERED MOST IMPORTANT IN SITE SELECTION WERE LABOR SUPPLY AND LABOR RELATIONS, GROUND AND AIR TRANSPORTATION, AVAILABLE LAND AND BUILDINGS, MARKET AND PROXIMITY TO MARKET, COLLEGE EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND ALLIED BUSINESS AND FEDERAL BUSINESS RELATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERN THE NEED FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS TO INFLUENCE PLANT SITE SELECTION BY ADVERTISING THEIR SCHOOLS AND THE JOB CAPABILITIES OF THEIR STUDENTS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Technical Coll., Provo.
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