ERIC Number: ED231593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Training Coordinators Project. Final Report. Experimental Project in Vocational Education.
Smith, E. Jimmy
On June 1, 1980, the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education, entered into a contractual agreement with the Governor's Office, CETA Division, for the purpose of operating a Manpower Training Coordinators Program in 10 school districts serving rural areas. The project was designed to establish and maintain effective linkage contacts and coordination between vocational education and business and industry, job service, CETA, vocational rehabilitation, technical education, other educational institutions, and community concerns. The final evaluation of the Manpower Training Coordinators Project indicates the most noteworthy results of the program were that: a sound and functional job placement program was established and developed in each location; business/industry, state/local agencies, higher education, and community leaders became closely involved with the vocational programs and made positive input; positive linkages were established between the vocational education centers and the communities served; an informal communications network was established and developed at each site; and vocational students benefited from the activities of the coordinator, and skills were obtained to assist in the school-to-work transition. Using seven assumptions of success, the Office of Vocational Education assumed the program was successful and recommended potential funding be considered for as many sites as possible. (AH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Business, Community Cooperation, Diffusion (Communication), Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Job Placement, Linking Agents, Networks, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina Governor's Office, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; South Carolina