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ERIC Number: ED016470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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A SURVEY OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION NEEDS IN GOSHEN COUNTY.
DODGE, LARRY D.
THIS STUDY WAS FUNDED BY THE WYOMING STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DETERMINE THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF GOSHEN COUNTY AND TO RECOMMEND APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE FINDINGS. SEPARATE QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, EMPLOYERS IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, AND SELECTED COUNTY ADULTS. THE NEWS MEDIA GAVE THE PROJECT WIDE PUBLICITY. OF 421 RESPONDING STUDENTS, 170 SHOWED INTEREST IN A TERMINAL VOCATIONAL PROGRAM. AS ONLY THE SECRETARIAL COURSE AT EASTERN WYOMING COLLEGE WAS PRESENTLY ADEQUATE, RESULTS INDICATED NEED FOR PROGRAMS FOR AUTO MECHANICS, MEDICAL AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS, AND NURSE'S AIDES. REPRESENTATIVES OF 114 BUSINESSES, WITH A TOTAL OF 880 EMPLOYEES, GAVE THE OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY OF THEIR CURRENT EMPLOYEES, THEIR PREFERENCES IN EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, AND THEIR PREDICTION OF HIRING NEEDS THROUGH 1970. OF THE 700 QUESTIONNAIRES MAILED TO ADULTS, ONLY 256 WERE RETURNED (93 RURAL AND 163 URBAN). THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT THE COLLEGE WAS MEETING MOST OF THE COURSE NEEDS SHOWN BY THIS SURVEY AND, RATHER THAN ADD NEW PROGRAMS, IT SHOULD BETTER PUBLICIZE WHAT IT NOW HAS TO OFFER. HE RECOMMENDED THAT THE THREE QUESTIONNAIRES USED IN THIS PROJECT BE IMPROVED AND THAT THE COLLEGE RECRUIT MORE ACTIVELY IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES IF IT IS TO HAVE ENOUGH STUDENTS TO SUPPORT ADDITIONAL COURSES. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Wyoming Coll., Torrington.
Identifiers: WYOMING; Wyoming (Goshen County)