ERIC Number: ED222701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Entrepreneurs of Entrepreneurship. Occasional Paper No. 84.
Watkins, Wesley W.
The Oklahoma State Department of Vocational-Technical Education has initiated a national demonstration project to develop and implement an entrepreneurship curriculum stressing new product and process development. Designed to stimulate entrepreneurship activities and create jobs in an economically depressed rural area, the project will involve (1) the establishment of entrepreneurship classes at Kiamichi Area Vocational-Technical Schools in three Oklahoma cities; (2) the construction of general purpose buildings, called industrial incubators, at each site; and (3) linkage of each school with the Industrial Innovation Center in Durant, Oklahoma, via computer terminals. Each student participating in the program will be given a project to develop a new industry from innovative technology and to draw up plans for creating and operating a company to produce a new product or process based on the innovative technology. The industrial incubators will then be used to start up new businesses managed by the students. Thus far project developers have been successful in their campaign to change state guidelines to allow for construction of the schools at the proposed sites and have initiated construction of the industrial incubators. (MN)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Entrepreneurship, Financial Support, Innovation, Job Development, Poverty Areas, Program Development, Rural Areas, School Role, Secondary Education, State Departments of Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (OC 84--$2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Kiamichi Area Vocational Technical Schools OK; Oklahoma