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1. Manpower Needs and Employment Opportunities
Most unfilled job openings are in the skilled and semi-skilled areas. Employment demands are expected to remain steady in agriculture, wholesale and retail trades, transportation and public utilities, and government. More jobs are expected in manufacturing, contract construction, and mining. Critical occupational categories include accounting clerks, bookkeepers, secretarial, auto mechanics, auto body repairmen, nurses and nurse aides, key punch and computing machine operators, electricians, carpenters, and painters.
6. Program Offerings
All 23 counties conduct vocational education programs. Only one county offers programs in all vocational areas. Home economics is offered in 23 counties, agriculture in 21, office in 14, trade and industrial in 13, distribution in 11, technical in 4, and health occupations in one. Six community schools are designated as area vocational schools. However, Casper College and Northwest Community College offer programs in at least five different areas. A11 comsunity colleges will eventually be operating as area vocational schools.
3. Program Priorities
High School Some expansion in the high school program is anticipated. The greatest demand area is in wage earning home economics programs with the need for about five new teachers. Additional programs anticipated as as follows: Secretarial (3), distributive education (2), trade and Industrial (3), and food service (6). It is anticipated that some equipment will be purchased for the office occupations and food service training programs . Post High School It is anticipated that 4 new teachers in technical education and one in distributive education will be needed. additional occupational fields include retail management, drafting, ezgineer ing technology, graphic arts technology, machine shop, meat processing technology, petroleum technology, radio and television broadcasting, and welding. Construction is nearing completion for a new, ultra-modern vocationaltechnical facility at Casper College. Construction is about to begin of a new facility at Northwest Community College at Powell. New facilities are planned at Rock Springs (Western Wyoming College) and at Riverton (Central Wyoming College).
Adult - Persons who have already entered the labor market are either Le part-tice or evening programs. No predictions were made as to that new programs will be offered and what the teaching personnel requirements will be. It is anticipated that there will be increased
demands for programs in business and office education subjects; advertising and administrative management; and in trade and Industrial and technical education subjects.
Persons with Special Needs – Basic education will be the avenue through which persons with special needs will be served. As needs are identified, programs will be developed. Programs for persons with special needs will be continued and developed for students in business and office occupations, distributive education, home economics, and in trade and industrial education. No new facilities or equipment are planned.
4. Construction of Area Vocational Schools
No new construction is planned in fiscal year 1968.
5. Ancillary Services
Professional staff is minimal because of financial limitations. State hopes to fill the position of Director of Business and Office Occupa tions. Local school districts are encouraged to add a full-time or part-time director to promote and stimulate vocational education programs. Positive steps are being taken to strengthen the teacher education program at the University of Wyoming. A State Director of Pupil Personnel spends one-half day in vocational guidance. The State plans to employ a part-time guidance specialist. Guides and handbooks will be developed. Nine research projects are underway or will begin in 1968. A summer workshop in vocational-technical education and adult education will be conducted by the University of Wyoming. Other workshops are planned. Vocational educators are assigned to evaluation teams when studies are made in the State, Schools are encouraged to maintain on-going programs of evaluation.
6. Transfer of Funds
No transfer of funds was requested.
7. Estimated Expenditures
Estimated Total Expenditures under all the Vocational Education Acts
locational Education Bulletin Vo. 1
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Therefore, the vocational education programs, like every program or activity receiving financial assistance from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, must be operated in compliance
Regulations for the administration
Vocational Education Bulletin No. 1
U.S. DE PARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE
JOHN W. GARDNER, Secretary OFFICE OF EDUCATION
HAROLD Howe II, Commissioner