ERIC Number: ED338814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
Full Time Vocational Education Programs for Dropouts. Final Report.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania provided a federally funded program at two area vocational technical schools (AVTSs) to alleviate the student dropout problem in northwest Pennsylvania. Two programs of different emphasis were arranged--a program for out-of-school youth aged 16 to 21 at Indiana County AVTS and a program for in-school growth at Greater Johnstown AVTS. The project was conducted from March through early June 1988, serving 90 youths. At the Greater Johnstown AVTS In-School Program, 84 youths were provided counseling services. The counselor initiated intervention assistance to students and parents and functioned as the students' advocate. Student attendance and academic performance improved. One student dropped out of school. There was an effective advisory committee and parent group of supporters. The Indiana County AVTS out-of-school program recruited 110 potential students; 16 were enrolled in 9 different vocational-technical areas of instruction. The program provided a counselor and hired a General Educational Development (GED) teacher. Students spent one-half day in a vocational shop and one-half day in GED instruction. Staff made home visits to ensure parental commitment and provided awards for attendance and achievement. Five students withdrew late in the program for job placement; 15 others were scheduled for the GED test. (Attachments include correspondence and forms used in the two programs.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Center for Vocational Personnel Preparation.