ERIC Number: ED105216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-17
Reference Count: 0
The Challenge to Vocational Education in the Economic Crisis: Policy Statement.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
Although rising unemployment is heaviest among unskilled and underskilled workers, it is important to realize that skilled workers now being laid off will never return to their present occupations. Growing shortages of skilled manpower in many occupational areas in addition to unemployment in many job skills are changing work patterns and basic industries. Vocational educators are being called on to provide training and retraining needed by young people and adults to adapt to changing conditions. The 10 recommendations offered by the council to vocational educators urge they: survey job needs and opportunities in communities for retraining program development; provide accelearted courses to retrain unemployed workers for available jobs; coordinate programs with other skill training facilities; emphasize new programs utilizing community resources to train workers for new occupations and development of curricula; phase out obsolete programs; revise institutional procedures, schedules, and curriculum for greater flexibility in retraining and outreach programs; utilize vocational funds for the disadvantaged; shift funds to vocational education and basic adult education; emphasize home economics education; inventory continuing job opportunities in agribusiness and ways to meet food needs. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.