ERIC Number: ED331975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Community Linkage Plan. Final Report.
Ouachita Vocational Technical School, Malvern, AR.
A project was designed to maintain cooperation, coordination, and service between Ouachita Vocational Technical School (OVTS) in Arkansas and local businesses, industries, government agencies, military, and community-based organizations. Specific objectives were to improve community relations; increase campus involvement/commitment with business, industry, and community leaders; and improve industrial development activities in Hot Spring County, Arkansas. To address a community need for meeting space, OVTS altered an existing facility to provide a modernized meeting and training room with audiovisual equipment and other furnishings necessary for presentations. Community support was demonstrated through a fund raiser that raised money to purchase furnishings and equipment. The project developed procedures and assigned personnel responsible for use of the facilities, promoted the Community Room to the community, and evaluated project effectiveness by monitoring facility use and feedback from business and industry. The Community Room was well received by local businesses, industry, government agencies, and community-based organizations. It was in use 86 percent of the time. On-campus involvement of business and industry included regular monthly meetings of the Chamber of Commerce, tours by business and industry, and increased numbers of guest speakers in classes. (A brochure and forms related to use of the Community Room are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Community Support, Coordination, Corporate Support, Facility Improvement, Facility Utilization Research, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, School Support, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Ouachita Vocational Technical School, Malvern, AR.