ERIC Number: ED262932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Resource Development. Annual Report, 1984-1985.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Operating in 1984-85 with a budget of $216,000 appropriated by the New Mexico State Legislature, the Indian Resource Development (IRD) Program continued its efforts to develop a corps of professionally trained American Indians in fields related to natural resource development. As of June 1985 IRD maintained a roll of 863 participants--Indian students who have indicated an interest in or who are pursuing technical career training. Services to these participants included information on careers, colleges and universities, sources of financial aid, summer jobs, cooperative education internships, and job opportunities in technical fields. Efforts to recruit high school students into college and technical careers included visits to some 14 New Mexico high schools with American Indian students enrolled, pre-college orientations (including study skills and career counseling as well as overviews of natural-resource related careers), and the publication of a newsletter aimed specifically at high school students. Work experience opportunities were a main component of IRD's efforts to retain students in college programs. IRD continued its policy of cooperation with numerous state and tribal institutions and worked closely with New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Agriculture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Guidance, College School Cooperation, Engineering, Financial Support, High School Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training, Natural Resources, Program Development, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Supplementary Education, Tribes, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico