ERIC Number: ED400410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision for Nevada. 1994 Annual Report to the Community.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
In Nevada, equity projects funded through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act and administered by the Nevada Department of Education provide program improvement, occupational preparation, training, resources, and activities designed to address the needs of all students. Although the emphasis has been on females, in particular single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women because of their profound need, all students benefit from participating in these programs and activities that prepare them to be a part of Nevada's diverse and changing society. In 1993-94, approximately $460,000 was awarded to programs in Nevada to provide services, comprehensive career guidance and counseling, and activities to eliminate sex bias and stereotyping in secondary and postsecondary occupational education. Major accomplishments include the following: (1) more than 400 single parents and displaced homemakers were trained in basic and occupational skills that will allow them to leave government subsidies for the job market; (2) more than 5,000 middle school and secondary youth now have increased awareness of career options that will lead to new and emerging occupational fields and technical occupations; (3) more than 1,000 educators will recognize gender bias in their classrooms, schools, or programs. Emphasis has also been placed in recruiting more nontraditional students into occupational education programs; progress has been made in achieving gender balance in these programs, but many programs are still stereo typically male or female, with most females enrolled in retail sales, clerical, and service occupational programs, leading to jobs that pay the lowest wages. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990