ERIC Number: ED211676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Three-Tier Vocational Education Program. A Report of Results and Approach.
Austin, M. Carter
The Three-Tier Vocational Education Program serves economically disadvantaged and handicapped high school students in Duplin County, North Carolina. It is designed to assist these students in developing job-seeking, job-getting, and job-keeping skills in a partnership with high schools, James Sprunt Technical College, and the employing community. The program showed the following positive results for the 1979-80 and 1980-81 school years: (1) workers trained to better meet the job requirements of employers; (2) placement of more than 600 youth in summer and/or part time jobs; (3) improved attendance in Duplin County Schools; (4) improved achievement on the part of students participating in the Three-Tier program; (5) reduction in the school dropout rate in Duplin County, especially among those in the Three-Tier program; (6) college credit for many high school seniors participating in the program; (7) increased enrollment in the James Sprunt Technical College, (8) placement of at least 95 percent of the graduating seniors who participated in the program in jobs or higher education; and (9) increased cooperation with other agencies, the community, and employers. It was recommended that the model developed in the Three-Tier program be refined and implemented in other areas of the state, and that articulation between high schools and community colleges be further studied. (Appended materials include educational resources, linkage examples, and a script for a slide presentation of the Three-Tier program.) (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Blacks, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Job Placement, Job Skills, Minority Groups, Part Time Employment, Program Effectiveness, Student Employment, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Governor's Office, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Duplin County Board of Education, Kenansville, NC.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Duplin County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981).