ERIC Number: ED054333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of the Current Status of Regional Occupational Centers and Regional Occupational Programs.
California State Advisory Council on Vocational Education and Technical Training, Sacramento.
Because of a lack of acceptance of area vocational schools in the State, the California legislature passed broader legislation providing for regional occupational centers and regional occupational programs, with the responsibility for planning, operating, and financing the programs delegated to the county school superintendents in conjunction with the local districts. Although the occupational centers have been implemented successfully in areas lacking existing vocational programs, the trend has been toward regional occupational programs, with their lower cost resulting from greater utilization of existing facilities and personnel. In addition, they provide a broader education and are more closely related to the present high school concept, making them less susceptible to negative attitudes toward vocational education. Tentative guidelines and a listing of existing programs and centers are appended. (BH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Advisory Council on Vocational Education and Technical Training, Sacramento.