ERIC Number: ED185334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Eight Reasons Why Our Economy Needs More Federal Support of Vocational Education.
American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
Programs of vocational education focus on raising the productive capacity of individuals. Because of this commitment to human development, vocational education is a resource that can help solve many of the pressing economic problems facing our nation at this time. A federal investment in vocational education is in fact a very viable means of boosting our country's economy. There are eight reasons why our economy needs more federal support of vocational education: (1) to increase productivity, making it possible for employers to pay higher wages, (2) to provide skilled workers to meet the demands of employers, (3) to increase the earning power of individuals, (4) to improve opportunities for the poor and underachievers, (5) to reduce youth unemployment through in-school and out-of-school programs that provide educational skills and work experiences for disadvantaged youth, (6) to stimulate economic growth, (7) to enhance the federal/state/local partnership, and (8) to increase the federal government's credibility with the nation's taxpayers. (LRA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Vocational Association; United States