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ERIC Number: ED018567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 103
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Reference Count: 0
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SURVEY OF INFORMATION ON VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. FINAL REPORT.
Corplan Associates, Chicago, IL. Technology Center.; Illinois Professional and Curriculum Development Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
THE BASIC OBJECTIVE OF THE SURVEY WAS TO GATHER INFORMATION HELPFUL IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPING VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PRIMARILY WITHIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS WERE IDENTIFIED FROM FORECASTS OF CHANGES IN CURRENT OCCUPATIONS, AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, AND DISCUSSIONS WITH EDUCATORS, BUSINESSMEN, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, UNION OFFICERS, SCIENTISTS, AND ENGINEERS. SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTIONS, AS THE BASIS FOR DETERMINING THE VOCATIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE, PRESENTED THE EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK, OCCUPATIONAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PROGRAM PLANNING FOR NINE KEY INDUSTRIES--PRIMARY METALS, HEALTH SERVICES, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING, ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, AGRI-BUSINESS, FOOD PROCESSING, CHEMICAL PROCESS, METAL WORKING, AND OFFICE. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT (1) FUTURE SKILL REQUIREMENTS OF MOST EMERGING, EXPANDING, AND CHANGING OCCUPATIONS WILL REQUIRE FORMAL EDUCATION IN ONE OR MORE OF FOUR CORE CURRICULUMS, (2) PROGRAMS TO TRAIN ELECTRONICS AND HEALTH INDUSTRY PERSONNEL SHOULD RECEIVE HIGH PLANNING PRIORITY, (3) IMPROVED LABORATORY FACILITIES SHOULD BE ADDED TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS, (4) PRACTICAL ENGLISH COMMUNICATION AND TERMINOLOGY COURSES WOULD ELIMINATE A KEY FAILURE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION GRADUATES, AND (5) ADDITIONAL RESEARCH MUST BE UNDERTAKEN ON SUBJECTS SUCH AS REGION-BY-REGION STUDIES OF THE SIZE AND NATURE OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, AND MANPOWER NEEDS FOR FARM-RELATED OCCUPATIONS. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Corplan Associates, Chicago, IL. Technology Center.; Illinois Professional and Curriculum Development Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS