ERIC Number: ED332029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
It Works! Idaho Division of Vocational-Technical Education Annual Report Fiscal Year 1990.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.
During fiscal year 1990, Idaho's vocatioal-technical system conducted activities toward attainment of five major goals. To promote economic progress by meeting employer needs for trained workers (goal 1) the technical system strengthened interaction between employers and educators; focused on vocational training to support industries and new economic development through the Consortium of Vocational-Technical Institutions, carried out customized training programs, industry-specific upgrade training programs, and the Workplace Literacy Project; and provided entrepreneurship training. To provide students with foundation skills required for success in technical and skilled occupations (goal 2), the system piloted applied biology/chemistry courses; restructured curricula to emphasize general preparation for employment; developed industrial technology programs; and supported vocational student organizations. To meet student needs for vocational education in selected occupations (goal 3), the system offered secondary and postsecondary programs and provided upgrade training and retraining. To ensure equal access to vocational training (goal 4), vocational equity projects and guidance and counseling projects were conducted; the Idaho Career Information System was continued; and populations with special barriers to the work force were served. To ensure greater flexibility, the system oversaw postsecondary and secondary articulation and coordinated programs and entry/reentry programs. Finally, the system attained the fifth goal, to revise the preparation and development of instructors to meet the new goals, through redesign of university-level teacher preparation programs to reflect changing requirements and provision of continuing professional development. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Annual Reports, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Career Awareness, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Entrepreneurship, Equal Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Retraining, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.
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