ERIC Number: ED222132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vermont Technical Education Commission Report.
Vermont State Technical Education Commission, Montpelier.
A 1968 New England Regional Commission grant to the Vermont Department of Administration financed a feasibility study for a technical college at the postsecondary level. The commission undertook two specific studies: an examination of ultimate career destinations of Vermont secondary students and a survey of Vermont industry to determine immediate and long-term needs for technical personnel. In the first study, an extensive need for additional postsecondary educational opportunities in the state was found, including trade and technical education at varying levels. Based on results of the second study, pros and cons were outlined for six alternative courses of action: (1) build two-year technical colleges, (2) expand existing technical college facilities, (3) establish technical college extension centers, (4) establish extension centers affiliated with higher education institutions, (5) establish a community college, and (6) a combination of the above five courses. A broad combination of two-year technical, two-year vocational, and upgrading of existing individual courses was chosen, and a preliminary draft of enacting legislation drawn up, including provision for trustee appointments, trustee authority, accounting procedures and controls, tax exemptions, and appropriations. Survey data on high school and vocational education graduates and their postsecondary educational attainment are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Advisory Committees, Career Choice, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Extension Education, Facility Expansion, Financial Support, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Program Development, State Legislation, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Technical Education Commission, Montpelier.
Identifiers: Blue Ribbon Commissions; Vermont
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