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ERIC Number: ED018635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-11
Pages: 3
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POSITION STATEMENT ON A NATIONAL MANPOWER POLICY.
National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education.
RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES AND THE POPULATION EXPLOSION HAVE CREATED THE NEED TO ESTABLISH A MANPOWER POLICY RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS RECOGNIZED BY THE CITIZENS AS THE PUBLIC AGENCY FOR CONDUCTING EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR YOUTHS AND ADULTS. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, THROUGH THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION (USOE), HAS BEEN THE FEDERAL AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTERING FUNDS FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING OF THE NATION'S WORK FORCE. THERE IS A GROWING TENDENCY TO ESTABLISH A DUAL SYSTEM WHEREBY OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE ATTEMPTING TO CONDUCT SUCH TRAINING OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL-STATE-LOCAL EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE. SUCH DUPLICATION WASTES TAXPAYERS' MONEY. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS BEST QUALIFIED TO CONDUCT PROGRAMS BY VIRTUE OF ITS PRIOR EXPERIENCE, PERSONNEL, FACILITIES, FUNDING PROCEDURES, COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND PRIOR RECORD OF SERVICE. PRESENT PROGRAMS SERVE HIGH SCHOOL AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH IN NEED OF TRAINING FOR JOB ENTRY, UNEMPLOYED YOUTH AND ADULTS IN NEED OF RETRAINING, EMPLOYED ADULTS IN NEED OF UPGRADING, AND APPRENTICES IN NEED OF RELATED INSTRUCTION. TRAINING FOR A BROAD RANGE OF OCCUPATIONS AT EVERY LEVEL IS PROVIDED TO MEET MAJOR SOCIOECONOMIC PROBLEMS WITH THE CLOSE COOPERATION OF LAY ADVISORY GROUPS. THE CONCEPT OF FEDERAL-STATE-LOCAL COOPERATION IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE BECAUSE IT BUILDS LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING EXPANDED AND IMPROVED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. THE USOE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSIST STATES NOT PRESENTLY HAVING THE CAPABILITIES OF IMPLEMENTING BROAD TRAINING PROGRAMS RATHER THAN TO ESTABLISH OR SUPPORT NEW ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS OR AGENCIES. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS, WHEN PROPERLY SUPPORTED, CAN MEET THE CHALLENGE OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION NEEDS. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education.
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