ERIC Number: ED366831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational-Technical Education: Serving the Needs of North Dakota. An Evaluation Report.
North Dakota State Council on Vocational Education, Bismarck.
An evaluation assessed the effectiveness and adequacy of North Dakota's vocational-technical system in carrying out the purposes of the Carl Perkins Act and the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and the coordination that took place between the acts. The evaluation that centered on schools' and institutions' efforts to fulfill the purposes of the Perkins Act determined the following: all North Dakota schools and institutions made special efforts to provide special populations students access to vocational-technical programs; all but one secondary school indicated their programs reflected community needs; postsecondary institutions had the ability to respond to requests for new programs; integration of academics into vocational-technical courses was occurring; private sector involvement varied considerably; and there was active participation between vocational-technical programs and Job Training Partnership Act programs at secondary and postsecondary levels. A survey to evaluate the job training delivery system assisted under JTPA determined that the Service Delivery Area exceeded the Department of Labor standards in each category except one. A mail survey determined there was close cooperation and information dissemination in areas where JTPA programs were in operation. Area vocational centers and the comprehensive high schools reported a close working relationship with JTPA programs. (An executive summary at the front of the report provides the three commendations and nine recommendations raised by this evaluation.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Council on Vocational Education, Bismarck.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; North Dakota