ERIC Number: ED459888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan for Postsecondary Vocational Technical Education. 2001 Report on Progress toward the Statewide Public Policy Initiatives and Goals for Missouri Postsecondary Technical Education.
Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
In April 1998, Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education established basic indicators against which outcomes of the state's investments in postsecondary technical education are measured. One year later, the Coordinating Board approved a set of performance measures to be used to guide research on the results of Missouri's postsecondary technical education initiatives. The approved performance measures are designed to help answer the question: "To what extent is the investment of state aid in new and expanded postsecondary technical education programs making a significant difference in the workforce development system in Missouri?" Report highlights include: (1) Since 1996, 100 new targeted certificate and Associate of Applied Science (AAS)/Associate of Science (AS) technical degree programs have been added to the program inventory; (2) In 2000, the number of public high school graduates going to college and enrolling in targeted postsecondary programs totaled 1,157, up 22% since fiscal year (FY) 1996; (3) From FY 1997 (year 1) through FY 2000 (year 4), a cumulative total of 1,448 students graduated from targeted 1- and 2-year technical certificate programs and 3,700 from targeted AAS/AS degree programs; (4) By FY 2000, 12 two- and four-year institutions had working partnerships with 204 different labor union apprenticeship training schools in Missouri. The report finds that the quality of targeted technical programs has improved. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Salaries, School Holding Power, State Aid, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.cbhe.state.mo.us/Publications/extech2.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri