ERIC Number: ED335453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Vocational Education.
Florida Senate, Tallahassee. Committee on Education.
As a result of a mandate by the 1990 Legislature, an independent study was made of Florida's system of vocational education and employment and training. Staff of the legislature and the governor's office worked on requests for proposals, reviewed responses, and monitored the study, which ran from November 1990 until February 1991. The study's purpose was not to conduct research or develop conclusions and recommendations, but to compile the data in an accessible way for comparison among systems. Although the study made no recommendations, analysis of the 518-page report revealed that information is still inadequate to conduct any transfer of responsibilities for adult education to community colleges, as has been considered. The report concluded that governance of public postsecondary adult vocational education should continue to be shared by community colleges and school districts. Senate staff analyzed the report, and developed these conclusions and recommendations for the legislature to consider: (1) study remedial programs; (2) provide funding incentives for districts with students who complete programs and are placed in jobs or further education; (3) change the methods of funding and accountability of postsecondary vocational education; (4) eliminate nonplacement penalities but require programs to use state information sources to follow up graduates; (5) raise fees to adult students; and (6) provide financial help to serious vocational students. (Appendixes include an executive summary of the 518-page study and a vocational education data summary for school districts and community colleges.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Senate, Tallahassee. Committee on Education.