ERIC Number: ED054382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
A Study of Vocational Education as a Factor in Selecting a Community for a Manufacturing Plant Site.
Dean, Ernest H.
The purpose of the study was to determine the factors considered by industrialists as they select communities in which to locate their new manufacturing plants, and to place the relative importance upon vocational-technical education as a factor in the plant site selection process. The three populations consisted of 113 companies of varying sizes who manufactured different products, a group of 93 companies who returned answers to questions, and of a group of 191 companies which answered a second questionnaire. All three populations were from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Of the 27 site selection factors submitted by the manufacturing industry, vocational-technical education ranked in the middle in degree of importance. The clothing, metal fabrication and plating, and electronic-electrical-refrigeration manufacturers rated vocational-technical education as more significant than did other types of manufacturers. Of the ones who investigated this type of education, 70 percent looked for brochures and catalogs as a means of evaluating vocational-technical education. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Community Education, Cultural Influences, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employer Attitudes, Industry, Labor Supply, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Site Selection, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; New Mexico; Utah; Wyoming