ERIC Number: ED056229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, Philadelphia. Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This Region III conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, brought together 240 participants from six eastern states to discuss how career education needs of youth and adults and the needs of the economy are being met, determine the role of vocational education in the process, and identify methods of redirecting education in the 1970's so that secondary students are prepared for immediate employment or further education. The general conclusion of the 2-day conference was that the present program of education does not meet the career education needs of youth or adults. Some recommendations were: (1) Career education should be adopted as a national program and with appropriate funding priorities, (2) Improved techniques should be developed for projecting manpower needs at the local, state, and regional levels, as a basis for program planning, (3) A partnership should be formed with education, the community, business, labor unions, and government to design the structure of career education, and (4) The guidance and counseling program needs to be improved by providing career guidance, job placement, and followup services. Related reports are available as VT 013 385-013 387, VT 014 205-014 210 and VT 014 228 in this issue. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.