ERIC Number: ED025648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Technical Education 1968. A Summary Report of a Study of the Effect of the Area Vocational Technical Schools in the State of Minnesota.
Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.
Increased pressures for added area vocational-technical schools in Minnesota led to this study with objectives of determining: (1) present and future employment needs, (2) geographic distribution of schools, (3) utilization of school facilities, (4) present and projected enrollment of students, (5) student characteristics, (6) projected facility needs, (7) projected cost of adequate buildings, equipment, and maintenance, and (8) staff needs and qualifications. The historical background, mission and goals, occupational information and employment needs, vocational-technical school districts, enrollment and student characteristics, utilization, and staffing were examined in the development of recommendations and implications for the future. Some major recommendations were that: (1) the department of education establish criteria for school accreditation, (2) course offerings be expanded in all operating area vocational-te"hnical schools, (3) a communication system be established among area vocational-technical schools and schools offering baccalaureate programs, (4) a detailed system for follow-up of graduates be initiated, (5) a single file of information be developed showing occupational training being offered in the state, and (6) classes and employment be scheduled to provide for a more efficient use of educational facilities and student time. (DM)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Enrollment Projections, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, School Location, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Teachers, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.