ERIC Number: ED039325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Arkansas Vocational Training Programs in Relation to Economic Development, Part III-Evaluation of Programs and Recommendations. Industrial Research and Extension Center Publication No. L-6.
Burt, Samuel M.
The manpower requirements of industry in Arkansas are being poorly met by the present vocational and technical education system. They have inadequate facilities, and there are not enough students enrolled in trades and industry occupational fields or a broad enough range of programs to meet the variety of requirements from industry, business, and the professions. An estimated 70 percent of the entry-level job opportunities can be handled by high school graduates with an industrial arts or basic education background. However, of the 36,000 graduates and dropouts, less than 2,000 had received any training from trades and industry jobs. There is a need for a state plan organized to reflect manpower needs and education and training requirements of secondary and postsecondary school levels for each socioeconomic area of the State and the entire State. High school programs providing industrial arts education, work orientation, and basic economic education and cooperative work-study programs should be expanded. A checklist of School Industry-Education Advisory Committee activities and services, evaluation guidelines, and the report of the Arkansas Manpower Advisory Council for Economic Development, 1969, are appended. A report on occupational needs and employment projections and a survey of vocational school performance are available as VT 010 561 and VT 010 562, respectively. (BC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Programs, High Schools, Labor Needs, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Industrial Research and Extension Center, College of Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas 72005
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Washington, DC.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Industrial Research and Extension Center.