ERIC Number: ED026528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-9
Reference Count: 0
A Report by the Governor's Task Force on Vocational and Technical Education.
Governor's Task Force on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.
On July 19, 1968, a Task Force on Vocational and Technical Education was created by the governor of Ohio to develop proposals for organization, financing, and legislation. Some major problems to which the Task Force gave attention were: (1) the serious gap between the need for and the availability of vocational and technical education, (2) the lack of relevancy of the present system of education, (3) the unemployment problem of many young people because of lack of job training and skills, (4) the lack of opportunity for adult vocational or technical training, (5) the need for school district reorganization, (6) the lack of liaison between public education and industry, and (7) the relationship of job availability and the supply of trained persons to the future economic growth of Ohio. Some recommendations were: (1) initiation of a massive information program on vocational and technical education, (2) the alliance and identification of technical education with higher education, (3) organization of joint vocational school districts on a complete county or multi-county basis, (4) greater availability of vocational education facilities, (5) certification of teachers with a trade or industrial background and a minimum of formal teacher-training, and (6) distribution of state funds on the basis of need. (DM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Dropout Prevention, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Responsibility, Educational Strategies, Educational Supply, Equal Education, Political Issues, Program Evaluation, Program Proposals, State Action, State Legislation, State Programs, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Governor's Task Force on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Governors Task Force on Voc and Tech Educ OH; Ohio