ERIC Number: ED023904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Are Wyoming's Secondary School Vocational Programs Geared to Wyoming Industry? A Project Submitted to the Wyoming Research Coordinating Unit, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Wright, Robert D.
To determine whether or not the vocational curriculum offered in Wyoming secondary schools was directed toward providing graduates with occupational skills that permitted employment, three sources of information were examined: (1) industrial arts and trades and industry classes for the 1962 to 1967 school years, (2) attitudes of Wyoming industry concerning vocational education in secondary schools, and (3) the types and numbers of non-agricultural job placements in Wyoming for 1962 to 1967. Some findings were: (1) Job placements in the state of Wyoming were generally declining, (2) The number of classes and the class enrollments were increasing, (3) The data indicated a need for vocational education in Wyoming, (4) Employers thought it feasible for Wyoming schools to prepare students for specific vocations, (5) A vocational program more technical in nature might be desired, and (6) Employers felt industry should provide on-the-job training for employees, but schools should teach good work habits and good attitudes toward work along with skills and knowledge. Recommendations included: (1) better means of communication between educators and industrial personnel, (2) more involvement of industry in vocational education, (3) special attention to development of post-high school vocational programs, and (4) more opportunity for vocational training by the high schools. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming