ERIC Number: ED118746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Testing of a Linear Programming Technique for Optimizing Occupational Training Program Combinations. Final Report.
Smith, H. Gene; And Others
The report describes a project for developing a linear programing technique and a data base to facilitate decision making in State level planning of occupational training programs. The first 32 pages of the report describe the methods and procedures, results, conclusions, and recommendations of the study and include a brief bibliography. The remainder of the document consists of appendixes which apply the developed technique to the secondary, collegiate, and part-time adult occupational training program in Oklahoma. Appendixes A-F (42 pages combined) consider the following subjects: budget weighting, participating schools, determination of sample size, adult General Aptitude Test Battery sample distribution, Office of Education and occupation related data, and card formats. Appendix G (21 pages) reprints computer summary report listings for the three program levels with respect to each of the following objective functions of the model: maximizing entry level wages, maximizing job placement, maximizing number of programs, minimizing costs, and maximizing social benefits. Appendix H (198 pages) further details the report listings by relating the five program objective options to each of the following occupational areas: agriculture, business and office education, distributive education, home economics, health occupations, and trade and industrial education. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of computer printout pages