ERIC Number: ED404544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
The 1996 Public Hearing of the State Council.
Rominger, Duane A.
The 1996 hearing of the Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education included testimony from 13 individuals representing state agencies, local education agencies, professional and public policy organizations, and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Testimony indicated that secondary and postsecondary vocational and technical education would play an important role not only in ensuring employability, but in maximizing earning power at all stages of an individual's work life. Three recent trends have had a negative impact on secondary vocational-technical education: general erosion in secondary vocational leadership; elimination of equipment reimbursement for secondary vocational education; and relaxation of program rules, staff licensure, and staff development. Tech prep had assisted in establishing new levels of experiences for students. The tech prep consortia had renewed interest in identifying and collecting information on vocational and technical education students. The most important role of the school-to-work legislation and initiative was its focus on total school reform. The Governor's Workforce Development Council was just beginning to define itself and its mission. The entire work force education and training system was faced with the following needs: developing and identifying emerging skills; knowing of projected job openings; having performance data on programs, courses, and providers; and collecting information on employer needs. Problems with correctional education were data follow-up and transitional support for released inmates. (A list of questions of interest at the public hearing is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Council on Vocational Technical Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota