ERIC Number: ED028401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Vocational and Technical Educational Needs of the Adult and Out-of-School Youth in South Dakota.
White, Leland Walter
The purposes of this study were to determine (1) if the present South Dakota vocational education program was adequate, (2) what the 1970 projected needs of industry in South Dakota would be, (3) what broad areas of training should be included in an adequate state program, and (4) what was the most feasible plan for implementation of the program. Data were gathered from three major sources: (1) the United States 1950 and 1960 Census, (2) official records of the United States Employment Security Office, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and (3) official records of South Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Dispersion rates were determined for both age and occupations for each census year. Conclusions were: South Dakota provided vocational education for 5,321 persons in 1965, and projections indicated that by 1970 13,321 persons will require vocational education; (2) six multi-county vocational schools should be established and strategically placed to serve the state adequately; and (3) the broad training areas required in South Dakota were craftsmen, clerical, sales, operatives, service, and private household. (Included in the appendixes are: the letters used, a representative two-year business curriculum of South Dakota's institutions of higher learning, and a bibliography. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Bibliographies, Business Education, Clerical Workers, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Employment Projections, Industry, Investigations, Laborers, Population Trends, Regional Schools, Sales Workers, Service Occupations, Skilled Workers, State Programs, Vocational Schools
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Div. of Elementary Education.
Identifiers: South Dakota
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.