ERIC Number: ED431455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Vermont State Plan for Technical Education, FY 2000-2004.
Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
The FY 2000-2004 Vermont State Plan for Technical Education is based on a strategic planning process that began in 1996 and entailed reviewing and creating a strategic plan for its technical education system. The FY 2000-2004 State Plan was written by building on the conclusions of several state-wide task forces and conferences. Four particular points were stressed during the discussions: (1) business stressed the need for a more complete system of technical education; (2) technical centers were perceived to be efficient and effective training sites; (3) reservations were raised over the idea of rigorous entry requirements; and (4) technical education should continue to be an integral part of the secondary system. Recommendations on state needs and priorities were identified. Specific goals include (1) establishing industry standards that align technical education on all levels; (2) aligning education opportunities to allow the students to reach these standards, (3) providing the resources that secondary, adult and postsecondary programs need to teach to high standards, (4) providing teachers with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to teach to high standards, and (5) providing the support necessary to insure success for all students. Related information is provided on program administration, accountability and evaluation, special populations, tech prep, and financial requirements. (JJL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.