ERIC Number: ED056236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, Kansas City. Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
At this Region VII conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 161 participants from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska met to discuss how career education needs of youth and adults and the needs of the economy are being met, to determine the role of vocational education in the process, and to identify methods of redirecting education in the 1970's so that secondary students will be prepared for immediate employment or further education. Some recommendations from the 2-day conference were: (1) Vocational education and career development should be a continuous process from Grades K-14, (2) A much closer relationship is needed between industry and education in providing for effective transition from school to work, (3) All training for new and emerging industry should be developed cooperatively with the state economic development and vocational education officials, (4) Student loans for persons attending a vocational program should be available as loans for persons attending college, and (5) Funding of the Vocational Education Act should be made 1 year in advance. Related reports are available as VT 013 385-013 387 and VT 014 205-014 210 in this issue. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Region 7
Note: Report of a Region VII Conference (Kansas City, Missouri, June 7-8, 1971)