ERIC Number: ED021992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Career Opportunities through Organized Research.
Bush-Goenner Associates, Mount Pleasant, MI.; Kirtland Community Coll., Roscommon, MI.
A study was undertaken to improve the occupational training programs for youth and adults in the four counties of Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon, Michigan, which make up the COOR Intermediate School District and the geographical area of Kirtland Community College. A rationale, based upon literature in the field, was developed for vocational education at each level of the educational system. A student occupational inventory determined high school students' career interests in eight occupational categories. Of these students, 46 percent expressed interest in community college or vocational-technical school. Upon the basis of this interest, Kirtland Community College and the high schools might consider programs for drafting, chemical technology, surveying, electronic technology, art, journalism, auto mechanics, cosmetology, scretarial, distribution, law officer training, carpentry, and computer operation. The jobs mentioned most often on 704 questionnaire returns (78 percent) from businesses were retail salespeople, waiters, bus drivers, bookkeepers, janitors, cashiers, nurse aides, auto mechanics, assemblers, and secretaries. Some recommendations were to (1) provide an area vocational-technical program, (2) provide programs cooperatively between the high schools and the community colleges, (3) emphasize work attitude development. (JM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Community Colleges, Community Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Facilities, High School Students, High Schools, Labor Needs, Leadership, Occupational Surveys, Regional Schools, School Organization, School Role, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Work Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Bush-Goenner Associates, Mount Pleasant, MI.; Kirtland Community Coll., Roscommon, MI.