ERIC Number: ED043776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Ohio's Pilot Residential MDTA Program. 1964-1966.
Edgar, Nicholas J.
Mahoning Valley Vocational School (MVVS) is the only resident occupational training program in Ohio under the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA). For this reason and because it is an innovation in youth training in the United States, the school was evaluated for its efficiency and its effectiveness in preparing youth for the world of work. To gather the data necessary to evaluate this experimental program a series of questionnaires were used to survey-interview previous trainees, and to interview the trainee's family, employers of trainees, and personnel of schools attended by the trainee prior to entering MVVS. The survey revealed an overall placement rate of 88 percent for the first 2 training years, with the highest placement rates registered for auto training, drafting, machine shop operator, and welding. Specific problems identified as hindering the placement of graduates included: (1) a previous court record, (2) the lack of a high school diploma, (3) the selective service status of many graduates, and (4) the lack of practical experience. Among the many recommendations is one stating that the pilot experimental title and concept should be reapplied to MVVS for at least 2 more years in order to provide a more complete evaluation of this type program. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Mahoning Valley Vocational School, Vienna, OH.