ERIC Number: ED108715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Occupational Education Needs Study for the Lower Eastern Shore. A Proposal.
Maner, Arnold H.
The Maryland State Board for Community Colleges is conducting a study of the needs for postsecondary vocational-technical education on the Lower Eastern Shore of the state. This document represents an interim report on the progress of the study. Procedures included analyzing existing manpower and student interest data, verifying this information with local employment offices and employers in the four counties of the area, consulting with a Steering Committee of area residents, and administering a questionnaire survey to determine the interests of local individuals in enrolling in specific programs. Specific recommendations are made as to the types of programs needed and the curricula to be included in each program. The author recommends the establishment of Lower Shore Community College (LSCC), a "community college without walls", which would utilize existing facilities in the area. The college would be vocational-technical in its orientation. Services would be provided on a contract basis by existing institutions and LSCC would have coordinating and administrative responsibilities only, thereby maximizing cost-effectiveness. A proposed operating budget for LSCC is appended, as are the student interest questionnaire and a list of program priorities and locations. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland