ERIC Number: ED120585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Maintaining Relevance in Wisconsin Vocational-Technical Education Programs through Applied Research in the World of Work. A Partial Listing of Summaries of Findings and Recommendations from Validation, Evaluation and Manpower Studies Involving Surveys of VTAE Graduates and Employers.
Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.
The report presents abstracts of 29 research studies which were designed to identify labor market requirements and evaluate vocational educational programs in the Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education System (VTAE). The studies were designed to answer the following questions: (1) What skills, knowledges, and competencies are important in the performance of an employee as perceived by the employee and by the employer? (2) To what extent are the present training programs meeting requirements? (3) What changes are needed to update the present programs? Based on these questions, surveys and interviews of former VTAE students and employers were conducted. The results of the surveys were reviewed in workshops by program instructors and supervisory staff and changes were incorporated into the curriculums. Findings are included for general education programs and for the occupational areas of agriculture, business and office, distributive, health, home economics, and trade and industrial. In addition, special studies were conducted to ascertain needs of disadvantaged and handicapped groups as well as overall manpower opportunities. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin