ERIC Number: ED381618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Vision for the Year 2002: A Working Document. Salem County Board for Vocational Education Strategic Plan for the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools.
Salem County Board for Vocational Education, Woodstown, NJ.
A strategic plan for vocational-technical education (VTE) in Salem County, New Jersey, in the year 2002 was developed by the county board of VTE and county advisory board with input from students, parents, employers, elected officials, and the community in general. Six strategic planning subcommittees were formed to review the district's VTE system from the following standpoints: philosophy/institutional identification; delivery system and marketing; structure and culture; financial needs, resources, and facilities; technology/technical program needs; and curriculum/program assessment and evaluation. Based on the findings of a 16-question survey of county residents, a review of related literature, and the findings and recommendations of the 6 subcommittees, 21 recommendations concerning the following areas were identified and developed: target markets; competency-based curriculum; assessment; technical, basic, and work skills; technology literacy; technology for enhancement of learning; multiple-level certificates; product guarantee; magnet, future, coordinated, and school-to-work programs; finance; maximum use of resources; ongoing review of all programs/services; maximization of human resources; bonuses/incentives; restructuring the advisory board; profit centers; accountability; and customer orientation. The recommendations will serve as a basis for all future strategies and quality control activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, County Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, School Districts, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Tech Prep, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Salem County Board for Vocational Education, Box 350, Woodstown, NJ 08098-0350 ($10 paper copy; $7.50 disc; 10 or more: $5 each).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salem County Board for Vocational Education, Woodstown, NJ.