ERIC Number: ED026468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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Vocational Training for Industry in the Northern Plains.
Northern Natural Gas Co., Omaha, NE. Dept. of Area Development.
This study of the Northern Plains States (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin) post secondary educational facilities for training craftsmen and operatives for manufacturing and related industries was conducted by means of a questionnaire survey. For each occupation in which training was offered, schools were requested to give data such as enrollment, completions, wage rates, and migration for the years 1959-1964. U.S. Department of Labor and 1960 census data were used to estimate the 1961 growth and replacement demand for each craftsman and operative occupation and this was compared with average annual training output for 1960-1963 as determined by the questionnaire. Analysis showed that in the early 1960's less than half the demand for the occupations was met by regional vocational education resources. The training is concentrated in a narrow range of traditional skills and is only partly responsive to actual needs. The rate at which new courses have been added since 1960 is negligible. The per capita expenditure on all vocational education in the Northern Plains States is slightly above the United States average while expenditures per student enrolled in trade and industry training programs is 25 percent below the national average. (HC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Construction Industry, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Resources, Educational Supply, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Manufacturing Industry, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Northern Natural Gas Co., Omaha, NE. Dept. of Area Development.