ERIC Number: ED039327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Arkansas Vocational Training Programs in Relation to Economic Development, Part II-Survey of Vocational Schools' Performance. Industrial Research and Extension Center Publication No. L-6.
Troutman, Frank H.; And Others
The primary objective of this survey was to obtain useful information about the State's existing vocational schools and training programs in order to aid in evaluating and improving vocational education in Arkansas. Information was obtained by mail survey of former students, contracts with students currently enrolled, and interviews with teachers, administrators, and employers. The study found that training facilities and programs were extremely limited in the size and number of courses offered, and the number of Negroes participating in many of the vocational schools was small. Over 24 percent of the vocational and technical school graduates did not have high school diplomas, yet many of the employers hire only persons with high school diplomas. The most pressing need was for a comprehensive placement program for each school and course. Evaluations of occupational needs and employment projections and of programs and recommendations are available as VT 010 561 and VT 010 560 respectively. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BC)
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Interviews, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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.