ERIC Number: ED441964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-26
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Private and Local Support of Post-Secondary Public Vocational-Technical Institutes.
Enger, John M.; Lacey, Candace H.
Arkansas has 10 public postsecondary stand-alone vocational-technical institutes that collectively serve more than 3,000 full-time and 22,000 part-time students. Private sector and local government support of those 10 institutes was examined in a descriptive study based on semi-structured interviews of their presidents and directors and interviews with an individual at each institute who was identified as being responsible for coordinating a listing of the accumulations of contributions given by the private sector and local governments. According to the interviews, Arkansas' public vocational-technical institutes are currently receiving private support in the following four broad categories: financial, personal services, buildings and land, and equipment and supplies. The following types of support in the category of financial contributions were identified: local foundations, grants, donations, scholarships, discounts, and public service announcements. Contributions under the heading of personal services were as follows: board members, advisory committee members, guest speakers, internship supervision, field trips, and training of instructors. Contributions in the final two categories were as follows: local site acreage; buildings; land; compressed-video instruction facilities; mobile lab instruction facilities; and a wide range of new and used equipment and machinery for use in programs such as auto mechanics, welding, nursing, and emergency medical technician training. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas