ERIC Number: ED357931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Training and Housing Needs within Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Vocational Institutions. A Description of Facility and Housing Needs and Five-Year Projections for Meeting Facility and Housing Needs.
Brush, Lorelei; And Others
This document contains two reports that assess the facilities and equipment needs of two American Indian technical institutions, and suggest 5-year plans. United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck (North Dakota) provides l-year and 2-year vocational-technical programs to about 280 American Indian students. Because most have low incomes and/or dependent children, or never lived off their reservations, the college also provides housing and a variety of support services. Most buildings are nearly 100 years old and require major repairs and renovations. Expansion of enrollment to accommodate students on waiting lists requires construction of additional family housing, dormitories, classrooms, and other facilities. Also needed are computers and training equipment that reflect current practice in occupational areas. The second institution, Crownpoint Institute of Technology (CIT) in the Navajo Nation (New Mexico) provides 1-year technical-vocational programs to about 150 students and continuing education courses to about 200. Located in a rural area, CIT provides virtually all housing for students and faculty. The main building was scheduled for demolition in fall 1992 due to structural problems. Construction needs include replacement structures and additional housing and facilities for expanding enrollment. Several options for meeting each institution's needs were developed in light of tribal economic development plans and state employment projections. Both of these reports include details on institutional mission and objectives, enrollment, student characteristics, funding, expenditures, and estimated construction costs. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.