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OF THE
FLORIDA STATE BOARD
FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
JULY 1,1967- JUNE 30,1968

i STATE DEPARTMENT
OF EDUCATION


State Superintendent
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ANNUAL DESCRIPTIVE REPORT


OF

THE FLORIDA STATE BOARD FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

JULY i, 1967 JUNE 30, 1968


STATE BOARD FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Hon. Claude R. Kirk, Jr., Governor, President of the Board

Hon. Tom Adams, Secretary of State

Hon. Earl Faircloth, Attorney General

Hon. Broward Williams, State Treasurer

Hon. Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Secretary, and Executive Officer of the Board











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FLOYD T. CHRISTIAN
SUPERINTENDENT


STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
TALLAHASSEE 32304


CARL W. PROEHL
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL, TECHNICAL,
AND ADULT EDUCATION


Hon. Floyd T. Christian
Executive Officer
State Board for Vocational Education
The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32304

Dear Superintendent Christian:

Attached is the Annual Descriptive Report of the Florida State
Board for Vocational Education for the period beginning July 1,
1967 and ending June 30, 1968.

This report, submitted for approval, and transmitted to the
United States Office of Education, highlights the activities
of the vocational services as requested by the Assistant
Commissioner for Vocational Education, Office of Education,
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,
Washington, D.C.

Included are many details regarding the activities of Florida's
sixty-seven counties to expand and strengthen local programs of
vocational and technical education. Also included is the
statistical report.


Cordially


Assistant Superintendent
Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education


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Page

THE IMPACT OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
PROGRAMS ON MANPOWER AND EMPLOYMENT NEEDS 1

ACHIEVEMENTS. IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL
AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 5

ACHIEVEMENTS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL
AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS INCLUDING GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS 11

ACHIEVEMENTS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL
AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR-PERSONS WHO HAVE
ALREADY ENTERED THE LABOR MARKET 16

ACHIEVEMENTS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL
AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR PERSONS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS 19

THE IMPACT OF AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL
CONSTRUCTION UNDER THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
ACT OF 1963 21

THE STATE'S ACTIVITIES IN PROVIDING FOR THE
ORGANIZATION AND STAFFING OF THE STATE AGENCY
FOR ADMINISTERING AND SUPERVISING STATE PLAN
PROGRAMS 334

ACTIVITIES TO STRENGTHEN TEACHER TRAINING, GUIDANCE,
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, AND EVALUATION 35

.LEGISLATION AFFECTING VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION IN FLORIDA 43

ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS REGARDING
COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES 44

OUTSTANDING FEATURES OF THE STATE PROGRAM MAJOR
STRENGTHS, CURRENT NEEDS, AND PROBLEMS 46

VOCATIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES AND THE
PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 50

THE STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL AND OTHER ADVISORY
COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES 52

































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THE IMPACT OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION PROGRAMS ON MANPOWER
AND EMPLOYMENT NEEDS


Studies to determine employment demand and vocational enrollments needed to meet
these demands were continued in FY 1967-68. Studies reported employment in the
state in each major occupational area and new employees needed for growth and
replacement. Requirements noted were compared to the number of people completing
training to determine priorities to make output more compatible with employment
needs.

Illustrative of data produced are the following for FY 1967-68.

Major Occupational Current Requirements for Growth Program
Area Employment and Replacement Completions

Agriculture-Prod. 102,676 5,134 1,405
Agriculture-Off Farm 184,818 18,482 1,904
Distribution, Marketing 554,455 60,990 12,673
Health 41,071 8,625 1,549
Home Economics-Gainful 123,212 12,322 1,179
Office 349,101 38,401 22,392
Technical 61,606 11,089 1,567
Trade & Industrial 636,598 57,294 26,4f29

Totals 2,053,537 212,337 69,098

Each county in the state prepared a planning guide which included labor market
information. The latter was obtained from a variety of sources such as the
Florida State Employment Service, specialized labor market studies, and advisory
committees and representatives of business and trade associations, among others.
Information thus derived was included in planning occupational programs reported
by each county. Thus, attention was directed to evaluating each training program
in terms of employment opportunities in an area. Training programs considered
in these studies included those planned for secondary, post-secondary, adult, and
special needs students. Occupational Information, a collection of data to use in
planning programs to fit employment opportunities, issued by the Division of
Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education and sent to each county in the state,
was updated continually through releases of the Occupational Information Specialist.

The following report of the rank order of employment demand, completed in 1967,
illustrates the results of studies carried on by the state and reported to counties
to help the latter in planning. To arrive at data below, certain hypotheses were
used to evaluate employment indicators on a numerical basis. For example, occupa-
tions listed by the Florida State Employment Service as having a strong demand for
additional workers and designated with an "A" rating were assigned a certain number
of points. Occupations'with a "B" rating were assigned fewer points. This pro-
cedure was continued through an "E" rating which indicated few or no job opportuni-
ties in the area. All occupations were treated the same and points were totaled
for each occupation.






Florida


Occupations arranged in rank order of demand showed the top 20 as follows:


Rank Order
Occupation of Demand


Occupation


Rank Order
of Demand


Waitress
Auto Mechanic
Stenographer
Secretary
Nurse, Registered
Draftsman
Auto Body Repairman
Stenographer-Bookkeeper
Service Station Attendant
Mechanic, Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning


Machinist
Cook, Short Order
Nurse, L. P.
Upholsterer
Salesman
Truck Mechanic
Cook
Sheet Metal Worker
Clerk Typist
Appliance Serviceman


The Division has continued its services to help counties plan training programs
for area schools and to expand and strengthen programs in existing comprehensive
high schools, junior colleges, and adult centers. Several established area
schools have planned phase II construction, and program determination studies
have been conducted as a part of the planning.

To plan for state-wide program development, Bureau of the Census figures projecting
population and labor force growth were used. To determine labor force growth in
each county for use in county planning, each county's labor force as a percent of
the total state labor force in 1967 was noted. The labor force in each county was
projected for five years and was used to estimate training, construction, equip-
ment, and fiscal needs.

The data below are based on the 1960 Census and include employment in leading
occupations in Florida. To project the number of employees in these major occupa-
tions in later years, the ratio of employees in each occupation to the total labor
force in the base year was determined. Percentages thus calculated were applied
to future estimates of Florida's labor force to project the number of employees
in each occupation.


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Florida


NUMBER EMPLOYED IN FLORIDA AND
PROJECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE


FEMALE


OCCUPATION


Bookkeeper
Cashier
Maid
Cook not private household
Cosmetologist
Hospital Attendant
Office Machine Operator
Practical Nurse
Receptionist
Sales Clerk Retail
Secretary
Stenographer
Telephone Operator
Typist
Waitress

Total Estimated Labor Force


1960


23,185
14,152
12,481
9,585
9,343
6,824
3,459
4,859
3,519
38,530
40,959
4,607
9,161
9,067.
27 095
636,000


MALE


Auto Mechanic 19,550
Auto Service Station Attendant 10,616
Airplane Mechanic 8,901
Masons Brick, Stone 7,325
Carpenter 30,138
Cook 7,841
Construction Worker 24,571
Delivery or Route Man 11,186
Electrician 9,643
Heavy Machinery Operator 8,352
Gardener 10,828
Insurance Agent, Broker 11,590
Caretaker 11,082
Lineman 8,497
Machinist 5,070
Manager 18,000
Painter 9,751
Plasterer 3,993
Porter 6,189
Radio & TV Repairman 4,023
Salesman Manufacturing 10,697
Salesman Retail 35,346
Salesman Wholesale 12,785
Store Clerk 6,953
Truck & Tractor Driver 45,923
Waiter 4,622
Wholesale Trade Manager 5,555


Total Estimated Labor Force


1,251,000

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1970


37,580
22,940
20,228
15,537
15,145
11,063
5,609
7,877
5,701
62,458
66,396
7,464
14,846
14,692
43,921

1,031,000



33,224
18,058
15,144
12,464
51,239
13,336
41,774
19,015
16,400
14,208
18,420
19,696
18,845
14,442
8,614
31,000
16,569
6,785
10,529
6,849
18,186
60,088
21,717
11,826
78,061
7,849
9,444

2,127,000


1975


46,146
28,169
24,839
19,079
18,598
13,584
6,887
9,672
7,001
76,694
81,530
9,166
18,230
18,041
53,932
1,266,000


39,316
21,369
17,921
14,750
60,635
15,782
49,434
22,502
19,406
16,208
21,797
23,307
22,301
16,090
10,194
37,000
19,607
8,029
12,459
8,105
21,521
71,105
25,699
13,995
92,374
9,288
11,175

2,517,000


1980

55,841
34,087
30,058
23,087
22,505
16,438
8,334
11,704
8,472
92,809
98,661
11,092
22,061
21,831
65,263

1,532,000


45,923
24,961
20,933
17,228
70,825
18,434
57,742
26,284
22,665
19,639
25,460
27,224
26,048
19,963
11,907
43,000
22,903
9,379
13,553
9,467
25,137
83,055
30,017
16,346
107,849
10,849
13,054

2,940,000






Florida




In the Projected Program of the Florida State Board for Vocational Education
for the Fiscal Year 1967-68, employment opportunities were indicated by labor
market areas of the state. These reports were sent to each county to be used in
planning and were also used by state personnel in aiding counties in conducting
surveys to determine needs and opportunities to strengthen and expand
vocational and technical education.

In making program determination surveys for new or expanded programs for area
vocational-technical schools, local labor market studies were also utilized.






Florida


ACHIEVEMENTS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING
VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


Efforts of county and state personnel to improve and expand vocational education
at the high school level have continued. Programs, facilities, and personnel
needed for program operation have been studied and goals established to meet
needs.

Enrollments are increasing in most vocational services at the high school level.
In FY 1967, approximately 35 percent of all high school students were enrolled'in
vocational education and in FY 1968, the figure had risen to 37 percent. The goal
of the Division is to increase this level of service to 55 percent by 1975.

Supervisors, teachers, and other county personnel participated with the state staff
in planning the use of Education Improvement Expense Funds made available in the
1968 Special Session of the Legislature. State staff, teachers, principals, and
lay people participated in the revision of state accreditation standards.

The growth in enrollments in high school programs is indicated as follows:

High School Enrollment in
Vocational and Technical Education,
Selected Years

1964 1966 1968

Agricultural Education 14,256 13,346 18,502
Business Education 944 5,337 10,571
Distributive Education 906 2,410 2,270
Health Related Education 44 47 59
Home Economics Education 67,484 74,229 84,335
Technical Education 616 678 488
Trade & Industrial Education 7,682 9,684 11,817


Counties offered the following different instructional programs at the secondary
level in FY 1967-68. A program is defined as instruction in a county in one or
more classes, or blocks of time, leading to useful employment or gainful employ-
ment in an occupational field, i.e., auto mechanics, dental assisting, and food
service.


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NUMBER OF DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
OFFERED AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL
BY COUNTY AND PROGRAM


COUNTY

Alachua

Baker

Bay

Bradford

Brevard

Broward

Calhoun

Charlotte

Citrus

Clay

Collier

Columbia

Dade

DeSoto

Dixie

Duval

Escambia

Flagler

Franklin

Gadsden

Gilchrist

Glades

Gulf


AGRI. DIST. DIVERS.

2. 1 6

1


HEALTH


HOME ECONOMICS
OCC. USEFUL

1 1

1

1

1

1

3 1

1

1

1


1

1

S1

1

1

1

1

S1

1

1

1

1

1

1


TRADE &
OFFICE TECH. INDS.

2 6

1


3

2 3

7

3 12


2

3 20





1 19

8


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COUNTY

Hamilton

Hardee

Hendry

Hernando

Highlands

Hillsborough

Holmes

Indian River

Jackson

Jefferson

Lafayette

Lake

Lee

Leon

Levy

Liberty

Madison

Manatee

Marion

Martin

Monroe

Nassau

Okaloosa

Okeechobee

Orange

Osceola


AGRI.

5

8

7

7

8

8

8

5

1

1

1



1


1
7

1

1


2

10





1

7

1

4

8


HOME ECONOMICS
DIST. DIVERS. EALT OCC. USEUL

2 1

5 1

5 1

5 2 1

7 1

18 7 1 2 1

1

3 1

1

1

1

2 1

14 4 1

7 1

1

1

1

16 5 1

8 6 1

5 1

8 6 4 1

1 1

4 5 1

1 1

13 6 3 1

5 5 1


TRADE &
OFFICE TECH INDS.

2 2

1


1



3 18


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COUNTY


Palm Beach


AGRI. DIST.

6 13


DIVERS. HEALTH.


HOME ECONOMICS
.CC. USEFUL OFFICE


1 1


Pasco


Pinellas


6 14


Polk


Putnam

St. Johns

St. Lucie

Santa Rosa

Sarasota

Seminole

Sumter

Suwannee

Taylor

Union

Volusia

Wakulla

Walton

Washington


1 5 1

1 1

1


7 7

1

1 10

7 7


TRADE &
TECH. INDS.


7 1 15

1

3 2 20

2 1 12


5 3 7


1 1


1 17


1

3 1 12

2


3 1


Offerings at the high school level in home economics for gainful employment were
expanded in area vocational schools and in several high schools. Training offered
included Child Day-Care Service, Supervised Food Service, Textile Merchandising,
Homemakers' Assisting, and Clothing Construction Service. A Textile Merchandising
course was taught in Orange County by a team composed of a home economics teacher
and a distributive education coordinator. New textbooks were adopted to provide
more up-to-date material for study, and several new books were added.to the list
of state adopted books.

New vocational agriculture departments were established in a number of schools
including Chapman High School, Apalachicola;-Godby High School, Tallahassee;
Union County High School, Lake Butler; and W. T. Woodham High School, Pensacola.
Five additional teachers were added to existing high school departments. The
new program, Timber Harvesting, was established in six high schools.


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The secondary program of distributive education continued to expand, and a 25 percent
increase in programs was shown over FY 1967. The number increased from 70 to 87 and
included eight project distributive education programs. A breakdown of enrollment
shows over 1800 students in cooperative distributive education and over 500 students
taught by the project method. Secondary enrollments are shown below the 1966
figure earlier in this report.- However, enrollments in 1968 represent an increase
over previous years even though changes in reporting appear to show a decline.

Enrollments in business and office education continued their growth since passage
of the Vocational Education Act of 1963. Enrollments in vocational office
education in secondary schools increased notably over the preceding year. The
bulk of the increase was reflected in the VOE block programs and the VOE directing-
time programs. An analysis of enrollments shows:

BIbcktTime Directing Time

Secretarial Blbck 1634 Secretarial Block 3103
Clerical Block 1609 Clerical Block 3393
Bookkeeping 28

Total Students 3243 Total Students 6524

In addition to the above, 808 students were served in cooperative business education
classes to bring total enrollments to almost 9800 compared to nearly 8800 last year.
For the school year 1967-68, there were 107 secretarial blocks and 95 clerical
blocks. Forty-two counties and 110 schools had block programs and 139 teachers
participated during the year. Twelve counties offered directing-time vocational
office education in 41 schools with 48 teachers participating. Forty-two
cooperative business education programs were offered in 19 counties.

The Junior High Work Experience program objectives were geared to teaching job
skills as well as helping students get experience in various jobs. Programs
increased to 52, up 176 percent over the previous year. Student enrollments
increased from 300 to more than 1100.

Over 700 more students were enrolled at the hi;h school. level in industrial
education in FY 1968 than in FY 1967. Courses showing the largest expansion were
air conditioning, appliance service, automotive body repair, automotive mechanics,
aviation maintenance, masonry, business machine maintenance, gas engine mechanics,
drafting, industrial electricity, industrial electronics, and welding.

In general, program objectives are being met in institutions offering a technical
education program at the high school level. During the year some programs which
had been classified "technical" were reclassified "industrial." Thus, a decrease
in enrollments was reported under FY 1966-67. Consideration is being given to
redesigning the secondary program so that it will have a sounder base in the
areas of mathematics and science. Plans were initiated to enlarge the scope
of the Graphic Arts Technology program at Nova High School, Fort Lauderdale.


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This program is unique in that a large portion of the instructional material is
contained in self-teaching units. Nova High School is also placing more emphasis
upon its Electronics Technology program through the continued development of self-
teaching units. Considerable effort has been expanded in the area of technical
electro-mechanics in secondary schools. Miami Central High School is in the pro-
cess of constructing facilities to house a new electro-mechanical program.
Guidelines have been developed for the implementation and guidance of this program.

In health education, additional programs were developed in secondary schools.
Several pilot cooperative high school work programs were initiated in the areas
of general medical office practice, non-technical phases of the laboratory-
oriented and x-ray technologies, and in medical-record transcription programs.
These offerings are career-entry oriented to prepare high school students for
entry level employment upon graduation. They are also designed to help high
school graduates seeking further training at post-secondary institutions.
Health career units for high school students are being evaluated within the
science curriculum. These units, however, are not intended to be career-
entry foundation programs.


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Florida


ACHIEVEMENTS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL AND
TECHNICAL EDUCATION-FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
INCLUDING GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS

Post-secondary education has been emphasized through designation and construc-
tion of area vocational-technical centers and vocational education departments
of junior colleges which will serve over 96 percent of the population of the
state. Post-secondary enrollments reported below also include enrollments in
part-time preparatory and supplemental programs. Enrollments in selected years
have been as follows:

Enrollment in Post-High School
Vocational and Technical Education,
Selected Years

1964 1966 1968

Agricultural Education 1,528 1,419 1,549
Business Education 54,967 54,'642 .77,709
Distributive Education 19,272 21,594 37,740
Health Related Education 2,267 5,667 6,708
Home Economics Education 28,443 32,997 30,950
Technical Education 12,449 15,548 16,382
Trade & Industrial Education 32,003 34,556 36,810


The next chart reports counties which offered post-secondary and adult programs
in FY 1967-68. A program is defined as instruction in a county in one or more
classes, or blocks of time, leading to useful or gainful employment in an
occupational field, i.e., auto mechanics, dental assisting, and food service.
Post-secondary programs are for junior college students and students in area
vocational-technical centers administered by County Boards of Public Instruction
who are available for full-time study. Adult programs are for students who have
left high school, are fully or partially employed, and are available for less
than full-time study.


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COUNTIES OFFERING POST-SECONDARY VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION PROGRAMS BY SERVICE AND
LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION


Code

PS Post-Secondary
A Adult


County AGRI.

Alachua

Bay

Bradford

Brevard


Broward PS

Calhoun A

Collier

Columbia PS-5

Dade


DIST. DIVERS.

PS-2

PS,A



PS


PS

PS-6
A-10


Dixie

Duval


Escambia


Gadsden

Holmes


HEA


Note: Arabic numerals refer to the
number of different programs

HOME ECONOMICS
iLTH OCC. USEFUL OFFICE TECH.


A

PS,A


PS-3

PS,A-2

A

PS
A-4

PS

A


PS


PS A


PS

PS-16 PS-5 A


PS,A

PS-6


A

PS-4
A-4

PS-2
A-4


PS-2
A

PS-4
A-2


PS-5

PS-3

PS,A

PS-7
A-5

PS


PS-2

PS-16




PS-3
A

PS-2
A-2


PS-2


Hernando

Highlands

Hillsborough


PS

PS
A-3


PS-5 A-4


PS-3 PS-2


PS-5 PS-4
A-3

PS PS-2 PS-2,A


TRADE &
INDS.

A

PS,A-5

A-2

A-9


PS,A


PS-2,A

PS-15
A-5

A

A-4


PS-9
A-6


Jackson


PS,A


PS,A
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Florida


COUNTY

Lee


Leon


Madison

Manatee

Marion


Monroe


Okaloosa

Orange

Palm Beach


Pinellas


Polk


Putnam


AGRI. DIST. DIVERS.

PS-3
A-2

A-4


HEALTH

PS-2


PS


PS

PS-3

PS


HOME ECONOMICS
0CC. USEFUL

A


A




A


PS,A A


A-2

PS-2


PS-4

PS-6
A-5

PS-5
A-2

PS-2
A-2


PS PS-4
A-7

PS-4 PS
A-3


A PS,A


A-3 PS-5


PS


OFFICE

PS-2
A-2

PS-2
.PS-4

PS

PS-2

PS-2


PS
A-4

A-5

PS-5

PS-4
A-4

PS-5
A-6

PS-4
A-4

PS-6


PS-13


TECH.

PS-4


TRADE &
MINDS.

A-4


PS-3 PS-13
A-4

PS-3 PS-4,A

PS-8 PS-10

PS-5 PS-3
A-5

PS PS
A-3

PS,A PS,A-6

PS-3 PS-15

PS-5 PS-10
A-6

PS-11 PS-5
A-12

PS-7 A-14


PS-4
A


St. Johns

St. Lucie

Sarasota

Seminole


Suwannee

Taylor

Volusia


Washington


PS

PS,A A

A-2

PS


PS,A

A

PS-6
A-4

A-3

PS

PS-4
A


PS-4
A-2


PS-3,A

A

PS-2
A





PS-6
A-2


PS-5


PS,A-2

A-2

A-4


PS

PS-2

PS-12
A

PS-3
A-3


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Florida


Requests for unit support for classes in home economics for useful employment
continued to increase. The majority of the classes offered are in the areas of
clothing and textiles and food and nutrition. Many students in the post-high
school programs find employment because of these. classes even though a class
was not designed for teaching a particular occupation.

Instructional programs in agriculture were established in six area vocational-
technical schools in the state. They were the Washington-Holmes Area Vocational
Technical School (ornamental horticulture, agricultural machinery); Suwannee-
Hamilton Area Vocational Technical Center (agricultural machinery); Bradford-
Union Area Vocational-Technical Center (agricultural machinery); Pinellas Techni-
cal Education Center (ornamental horticulture); Polk Vocational Technical Center
(agricultural machinery, citrus culture); and Manatee Area Vocational and Techni-
cal Center (agricultural machinery mechanics). New facilities were constructed
and programs planned- for Lake County Area Vocational Technical Center (ornamental
horticulture, agricultural machinery); Withlacoochee Vocational-Technical Center
(ornamental horticulture); Taylor County Area Vocational-Technical Center (forest
machinery technology); and the George Stone Vocational-Technical Center (orna-
mental horticulture).

Enrollments in business education showed a considerable increase in FY 1968 over
FY 1966. Much of the increase was due to changes in reporting and to more
complete reporting by post-secondary institutions offering business education
courses.

The expansion and improvement of post-secondary programs in industrial education
was an outstanding accomplishment in FY 1968. Enrollment increased over 4000
over.the previous year, occurring primarily in area vocational-technical centers
and vocational-technical departments of junior colleges. Largest expansions
were made in air conditioning, appliance service, automotive mechanics, aviation
maintenance, commercial art, diesel mechanics, industrial electronics, gas engine
mechanics, printing, and radio-television service.

Program objectives are being met in institutions offering post-secondary techni-
cal education. Efforts are being made to work closely with industry to determine
needs for technicians so that programs will be realistic in terms of labor market
demands. Manpower surveys indicate that over 9000 additional technicians are
needed immediately in Florida. In the fiead of electronics, three new programs
were initiated and several programs received new facilities and/or new equipment.
Seven new programs in data processing were begun either in new or renovated
facilities, and increased support was given to electrical technology, instrumenta-
tion technology, TV production technology, safety engineering, and mechanical
technology programs. One new program was initiated in aerospace technology,.
and plans were made to expand and improve existing programs. Other new programs
included civil engineering technology and air pollution control. The entire
field of environmental pollution control is being given considerable study to
determine the need for technical programs in this general area. Meetings were
held with appropriate representatives from the air and water pollution control
field, and new programs in air and water pollution control technology will be
developed in the near future. Also, four new courses for water and sewage
plant operators were started in various locations in the state. An effort is
being made to explore possibilities of developing a cooperative work experience
program in civil engineering technology with the Florida State Road Department.
A new program in oceanographic technology was also initiated.
14 ,







Florida


In general, the total health education program in the state is expanding very
rapidly to meet changing needs in the health service field. Several schools
expanded on-going programs while others initiated new programs. Additional
programs included physical therapy assisting, certified laboratory assisting,
health care management, and practical nursing. In one instance, two similar
programs within one community were consolidated into one county program. Local
expansion of programs is a trend and is being encouraged where employment
opportunities warrant. Enrollments have increased approximately 20 percent
over FY 1967.


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Florida


ACHIEVEMENTS IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL
AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR PERSONS WHO
HAVE ALREADY ENTERED THE LABOR MARKET


The next chart shows counties in the state which reported different vocational-
technical education programs offered for employed workers. A program is defined
as instruction in a county in one or more classes, or blocksof time, leading to
useful or gainful employment in an occupational field, i.e., auto mechanics,
dental assisting, and food service. Supplemental programs are for persons who
have already entered the labor market and who need additional training.


COUNTIES OFFERING SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAMS
BY VOCATIONAL FIELDS


Code

E Supplemental


Note: Arabic numerals refer to the
number of different programs


COUNTY

Alachua

Bay

Brevard

Broward

Calhoun

Charlotte


AGRI. DIST. DIVERS. HEALTH

E-3 E


HOME ECONOMICS
0CC. USEFUL


E-2


E-2


E E-13


E-2.


E-2 E-4 E


E E-3 E


OFFICE TECH.

E-5 E-3

E

E-3 E-9


E-6 E-6


E-4 E


Clay


Columbia


Dade:


DeSoto

Duval


E E-2


Escambia

Hamilton

Highlands


Hillsborough


E-2


E-6


E

E-5


E-6 E-3


E-2

E-2


E-8


E E E


E-6 E


Jackson


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TRADE &
INDS.

E-15


E-8


E-14


E-32


E-21

E-11


E-26











AGRI. DIST. DIVERS. HEALTH


HOME ECONOMICS
OCC. USEFUL


OFFICE TECH.
--


E E-2


E E


Madison

Manatee

Marion

Nassau

Okaloosa


Orange


Palm Beach


Pinellas


E-3


E E

E-2



E E

E E.8


E-10


E E-8


E E


E-5 E-8


E E


E E E

E-4 E-3 E


E-2 E-2

E-2 E-5

E-6 E-2


E-9 E-ll E-14


Polk


Putnam


E-3 E


St. Lucie

Santa Rosa

Sarasota

Seminole


E E-5


E-2 E E


Sumter


Suwannee

Volusia

Washington


E-2


E E-8


E-4 E-5


The home economics section continued to give financial support to counties which
provide supplemental training for school food service personnel. Training was
designed to up-grade skills and give participants new ideas and techniques.
Broward County has continued in-service training for employed workers in numerous
child day-care centers.


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Florida


COUNTY


Lake


Lee


Leon

Levy


TRADE &
INDS.


E-3


E-16


E

E-6


E-16

E-24


E-7


E-7


E-17


E-16







Florida


Supplemental classes in agriculture included instruction in agricultural pro-
duction, supplies, products, ornamental horticulture, and forestry.

The programs for adults in distributive education enrolled more students than
in FY 1967. The number and type of course offerings have remained fairly
constant during the past two years. The most popular programs were real estate,
insurance, hospitality education, and the fields of finance and management.

There was a decrease in program enrollments in industrial education for persons
who had already entered the labor market. This was especially noticeable in the
apprenticeship program and was probably.due to many contractors converting from
union to non-union shops. Too, the high employment rate in Florida had some
effect on the drop in enrollments. Experience has shown that supplemental train-
ing declines when employment is high and increases when jobs are scarce.

Supplemental training in technical education for employed persons has been
meeting objectives and continued to expand as persons endeavored to upgrade
themselves. Considerable emphasis is being directed toward supplemental
offerings in the area of air and water pollution control.

Institutions have offered courses in health occupations education for employed
persons as the needs dictated. Several courses were offered as refresher work
for registered nurses, practical nurses, home health aides, dental assistants,
medical secretaries, and nurse aides.


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Florida


ACHIEVMEENTS-IN EXPANDING AND IMPROVING VOCATIONAL
AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR PERSONS
WITH SPECIAL NEEDS-'


Vocational education programs for persons with special needs have shawn consider-
able expansion during the past year. Program development and expansion is attri-
buted to the allocation of state Minimum.Foundation Program vocational education
units specifically for the support of special vocational programs, and to emphasis
by the Division of Vocational, Technical, and. Adult Education.

From the start, it has been the plan to expand and serve more students in more
counties of the state. During the'ymewr, programs for persons with special needs
were operating in 21 of the 67 cemnties-and-were serving an estimated 2365 students.

Sections of the Division are funding-ocaational-programs for persons with special
needs in area vocational-technical centers, comprehensive high schools, and special
school centers which operate exclusively to serve persons with academic, physical,
mental, and emotional handicaps. The latter include institutions for potential
dropouts, chronic truants, and mentally retarded youth; sheltered workshops; and
the School for the Deaf and Blind at St. Augustine.

A vocational research and pilot program for disadvantaged students was continued
at Booker T. Washington Junior High School, Miami. The project was designed to
provide opportunities for junior high school students to develop prevocational
and vocational skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes. Also, basic supportive
instruction in the areas of communication, arithmetic, science, human relations,
and guidance were integrated with vocational offerings.

Persons with special needs are -a concern of the home economics section. Dade
County, for the past several years, has offered diversified home economics for
academically disadvantaged persons. The course covers several subject areas
with emphasis on preparation-for gainful employment. Polk County offered a
class for junior high school girls which included employment in child-care
establishments as an objective. The ten enrollees were classified as slow
learners and potential dropouts. The self-respect of the girls were improved
and they will now stand a better chance for employment.

In agricultural education, nine full-time teachers served 315 persons with special
needs. Additional programs were added at M4natee Area Vocational and Technical
Center, Manatee County; Silver Oaks School, Miami; and at Douglas MacArthur School,
Miami. In regular secondary school departments, classes for students with special
needs increased from two in FY 1966-67 to nine in FY 1967-68 with enrollments of
101 pupils.

Junior High Work Experience is a program for junior high school students with
special needs which is designed to encourage them to remain in school. Programs
were established in rural counties such as Liberty and Madison, and in urban
counties such as Duval and Broward. Significant growth in FY 1967-68 is
reflected in the extension of junior high school work experience programs to
95 schools in 23 counties from 17 schools in seven counties in FY 1966-67.


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Florida


Industrial education programs for disadvantaged persons increased considerably
during FY 1967-68, particularly involving in-school youth. Programs in appliance
service, automotive mechanics, service station work, house wiring, masonry,
custodial service, and small engine repair were conducted.

In health occupations, the needs of disadvantaged persons are usually met in
regular programs. Individuals with hearing difficulties were admitted to one
certified laboratory assisting program and performed successfully. An incar-
cerated persons was assisted to prepare for employment in a medically-related
area.























ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND NEEDS THE STATE'S EFFORTS
TO PROVIDE WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH


Due to the delay in federal funding, the work-study program for FY 1967-68 was
not implemented until April, 1968. However, 20 of the 67 counties participated
in providing summer employment for approximately 750 students.


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Florida


THE IMPACT OF AREA VOCATIOAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
UNDER THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963


The construction of area vocational-technical schools in Florida has progressed.
Prior to FY 1967-68, 32 area schools had been designated by the State Board for
Vocational Education. Twenty-two of these were vocational-technical centers and
ten were departments of junior colleges. During the past year, two additional
facilities were approved to bring the total to 34. The latter two will be
departments of junior colleges (South Florida Junior College at Avon Park, to
serve Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto Counties; and Santa Fe Junior College at
Gainesville, to serve Alacbua County).

The following programs were offered in the area schools as indicated.


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Students Served Code


Secondary
Post-Secondary
Adult Preparatory and Supplemental
Disadvantaged


NAME OF SCHOOL


ADDRESS


TYPE OF SCHOOL


SPS Secondary Post-Secondary
JC Junior College
T Technical


VOC. PROGRAM


LEVEL OF PROGRAM
(S, PS, A, X)


Santa Fe Junior College






Bradford-Union Area
Vocational-Technical
Center


Brevard Junior College







Sheridan Vocational
Center




Lake City Junior College
and Forest Ranger School


Alachua County
2nd Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Box 1530
Gainesville 32601



Bradford County
2nd Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Drawer 939
Starke 32091

Brevard County
5th Cong. Dist.
Cocoa 32924





Broward County
10th Cong. Dist.
5400 Sheridan Street
Hollywood 33021


Columbia County
2nd Cong. Dist.
Rt. 1, Box 45
Lake City 32055


JC






SPS




JC







SPS





JC


Agriculture
Distributive
Health
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Distributive
Health
Home Economics (Occ.)
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Distributive
Health
Home Economics (Occ.)
Office
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Distributive
Health
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial


A
A
A
PS,A
PS,A
A

S,A,X
S,A,X
S,A,X
S,A,X

PS,A,X
PS,A,X
A
PS,A,X
PS,A,X
PS,A,X
S,PS,A,X

S,A
PS
S,A
S,A
S,PS,A


PS
PS
PS,A
S,PS,A
PS
S,PS,A


Type or acnool yoae













NAME OF SCHOOL


ADDRESS


TYPE OF SCHOOL


VOC. PROGRAM


O



LEVEL OF PROGRAM
(S; PS, A, X)


Florida Junior College
at Jacksonville



South Florida Junior College




Chipola Junior College


Lake County Area
Vocational-Technical
Center


Lee County Area
Vocational Technical
Center


Lewis M. Lively Area
Vocational Technical
School




North Florida Junior
College


buval County
3rd Cong, Dist.
1450 Flagler Avenue
Jacksonville 32207

Highlands County
7th Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Box 845
Avon Park 33825

Jackson County
2nd Cong. Dist.
Marianna 32446


Lake County
4th Cong. Dist.
2001 Kurt Street
Eustis 32726

Lee County
9th Cong. Dist.
3800 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers 33902

Leon County
2nd Cong. Dist.
500 N. Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee 32304


SPS


Madison County
2nd Cong. Dist.
Madison 32340


Health
Office
Technical


Agriculture
Office



Health
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Health
Office
Trade & Industiral


Distributive
Health
Office
Trade & Industrial

Distributive
Health
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Health
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial


PS
PS
PS


PS
PS,A



PS,A
PS
PS
PS,A


PS
S,PS
S,PS,A


A
PS
S,A
S,A

A
PS,A
A
PS,A
S,PS,A
S,PS,A

A
PS
A
S,PS,A
PS,A
S,PS,A








NAME OF SCHOOL


ADDRESS


TYPE OF SCHOOL


VOC. PROGRAM


0
I-

LEVEL OF PROGRAM
(S, PS, A, X)


Manatee Area Vocational
and Technical Center




Central Florida Junior
College




Florida Keys Junior
College



Okaloosa-Walton
Junior College






Mid-Florida Technical
Institute




North Technical
Education Center


Manatee County
7th Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Box 2069
Bradenton 33505


Marion County
4th Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Box 1388
Ocala 32670


Monroe County
12th Cong. Dist.
801 Fort Street
Key West 33040

Okaloosa County
1st Cong. Dist.
Valparaiso 32580





Orange County
5th Cong. Dist.
2900 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando 32809


Palm Beach County
9th Cong. Dist.
7071 Garden Road
Riviera Beach 33404


SPS





JC





JC




JC







T





SPS


Agriculture
Health
Home Economics (Occ.)
Office
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Health
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Health
Office
Technical-
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Distributive
Home Economics (Occ.)
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Distributive
Home Economics(Useful)
Office -
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Distributive
Health
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial


S,PS,A,X
PS,X
X
S,PS,A
S,PS,A,X

PS
PS,A
PS
PS,A
PS,A

PS
PS,A
S,PS,A
S,A

A
A
A
A
PS,A,X
PS,A
PS,A,X

PS,A
PS,A
PS,A
PS,A
PS,A

A
PS,A
A
PS,A
S,PS,A
S,PS,A,X














NAME OF SCHOOL


ADDRESS


Technical Education
Center



Polk Vocational
Technical Center




Indian River Junior
College



Sarasota County
Vocational-Technical
School




Suwannee-Hamilton Area
Vocational, Technical
and Adult Center



Taylor County Area
Vocational-Technical
Center


Pinellas County
8th Cong. Dist.
6100 154th Ave. N.
Clearwater 33516

Polk County
7th Cong. Dist.
Route 1, Box 71E
Bartow 33830


St. Lucie County
9th Cong. Dist.
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce 33450

Sarasota County
7th Cong. Dist.
4748 S. Beneva Road
Sarasota 33581


TMPE OF SCHOOL

T




SPS





JC




SPS


Suwannee County
2nd Cong. Dist.
415 S. W. Pinewood Drive,
Live Oak- 32060


SPS


Taylor County
2nd Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Box 780
Perry 32347


VOC. PROGRAM


Agriculture
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Health
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Trade & Industrial




Distributive
Health
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Health
Home Economics (Occ.)
Office
Trade & Industrial

Office
Trade & Industrial


LEVEL OF PROGRAM
(S. PS, A, X)


PS,A,X
PS,A,X
PS,A,X
PS,A,X

S,A
PS
S,A,X
S,A
S,A

PS




S,A
PS,A
A
S,A
S
S,A

S
PS,A
S
S,PS,A
S,PS

PS,A
PS,A








NAME OF SCHOOL


ADDRESS


TYPE OF SCHOOL


VOC. PROGRAM


LEVEL OF PROGRAM
(S, PS, A, X)


Daytona Beach
Junior College




Washington-Holmes Area
Vocational Technical
School


Volusia County
4th Cong. Dist.
P. 0. Box 111
Daytona Beach 32015


Washington County
1st Cong. Dist.
Chipley 32428


JC





SPS


Distributive
Health
Office
Technical
Trade & Industrial

Agriculture
Distributive
Home Economics(Useful)
Office
Trade & Industrial


PS,A
PS,A
PS,A
S,PS,A
S,PS,A

S,A
S,A
A
S,A
S,PS,A






Florida


ADDITIONAL VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL
FACILITIES CONSTRUCTED
(Other than Area Vocational Schools)


Studies were made to determine the number of improvements in vocational education
facilities either through new construction, renovations, or provision of new
equipment. The studies were designed to include a description of the students
served in the facilities. The following counties report making the improvements
indicated.


FACILITIES CONSTRUCTED OR IMPROVED IN COUNTIES
OF FLORIDA, BY OCCUPATIONAL FIELD 1967-68
(Exclusive of Area Centers)


Students Served Code

S Secondary
PS Post-Secondary
A Adult Preparatory
X Disadvantaged


& Supplemental


Note: Numbers preceding letters refer
to the number of schools involved
in construction, renovation, or
equipment purchases if more than
one is involved.


COUNTY

Alachua


AGRI. DIST. DIVERS. HEALTH HOME ECONOMICS OFFICE


TRADE &
TECH. INDS.


PS,A


Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


PS,A


Brevard


New Construction

New Equip. for
Expansion


PS,A


PS S,A


S,A 3-S


Broward


New Construction
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement


New Equip. for
Expansion


PS,A PS,A


PS,A S,A,X
S


19-S,5-A,
2-X


4-S,
PS,
2-A,X


6-s


PS,A 7-S,2-A


S,PS,A S S


4-S
4-A


S,PS,A


PS,A


S S


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PS,A,X


4-S
PS,A,X


S,Pb,
A,X

S,PS,
A,X


PS ,A,
X







Florida


COUNTY

Calhoun


New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion

Charlotte

New Construction
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion

Citrus

New Equip. for
Replacement


Collier


TRADE &
AGRI. DIST. DIVERS. HEALTH HOME ECONOMICS OFFICE TECH. INDS.


S,PS

S,PS


2-S


S,PS,A


A A


2-S


New Equip. for
Expansion

Columbia


New Construction PS
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion PS S


Dade


New Construction
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


A,X


2-S


2-X


PS,A PS,A
2-PS


PS,A


DeSoto


New Construction S,A
New Equip. for
Expansion


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2-S


S,PS,A
PS


S,PS PS


PS,A


3-S,2-PS
3-A


2-S,PS
3-A


PS,A






Florida


COUNTY

Duval


New Construction
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


AGRI. DIST. DIVERS. HEALTH HOME ECONOMICS


S' 12-s


9S8,5-A


TRADE 8
OFFICE TECH. INDS.



3-S 2-8 6-s
PS,2-A PS 2-S,A


2-S


4-S S 2-S


S S


Escambia


New Construction
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion

Gadsden

New Construction


Gilchrist


New Equip. for
Replacement


Gulf


New Equip. for
Replacement


Hamilton


New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


Hardee

New Equip. for
Expansion

Hendry

New Construction S
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion 8


S,A

S,A

S,A


S,PS,A


S,PS,A

S,PS;A


PS,A,X

PS,A,X


S,A


2-8

2-S


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Florida


COUNTY


AGRI. DIST.


DIVERS.


TRADE &
HEALTH HOME ECONOMICS OFFICE TECH. INDS.


Hernando

New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion

Highlands

New Equip. for
Expansion

Hillsborough


2-S


New Construction 4-S,
4-A,X
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion 9-S,
9-A,X


Indian River

Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


3-S


S,2-X


S,PS PS PS


14-S,
PS


PS S,PS


S,X


S,X


Jackson


New Construction S
Renovation


S
6-S


Jefferson

Renovation


Lafayette

New Construction S
New Equip. for
Replacement S
New Equip. for
Expansion S


New Construction
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


6-s


S,A


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Florida


COUNTY


Lee


New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion

Leon

New Construction
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


TRADE &
AGRI. DIST DIVERS. HEALTH HOME ECONOMICS OFFICE TEH. INS.
url.- N6


Levy


New Construction
New Equip. for
Expansion

Madison

New Equip. for
Replacement

Manatee

New Construction
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


S,A


S,A


3-S,A


PS,A PS,A PS,A


PS,A


PS,A


PS,A PS,A


Marion


New Equip. for
Replacement

New Equip. for
Expansion

Martin

New Construction

Monroe

New Construction
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


3-5,
2-A


3-S


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PS,A S,PS,A
S

S,A
PS,A S,PS,A S,A


S S


PS,A


2-S










AGRI. DIST. DIVERS. HEALTH HOME ECONOMICS


OFFICE TECH.


Renovation
New Equip. for
Expansion

Okaloosa

New Equip, for
Expansion,


S,A

S,A


S 2-S


Orange


New Construction
New Equip, for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


3-S


3-S


6-s


Osceola


New Construction
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


2-S



S 2-S


Palm Beach


New Construction
Renovation
New Equip.. for
Expansion

Pasco

New Construction


2-S
S


2-S S


Pinellas


New Construction S
Renovation
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip, for
Expansion S S,PS, S
A


Polk
New Construction PS
New Equip. for
Replacement A
New Equip. for
Expansion X


PS 2-S


PS PS


S,A
4-s,X


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TRADE &
INDS.


S,A


2-S

2-S


S,A


S,A
S,A


2-S,A


6-S,2-A

6-S,9-A


2-S


3-S


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AGRI. DIST. DIVERS, HEALTH HME ECONOMICS OFFICE


COUNTY

Putnam


New Construction
New Equip. for
Expansion


PS PS S,A


St. Johns


New Equip. for
Expansion


2-S


S,A


St. Lucie


New Construction
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion


S,A


S,A


PS,A


Sarasota


New Construction S
New Equip. for
Replacement
New Equip. for
Expansion S


Seminole


New Equip. for
Expansion



Sumter

New Equip. for
Replacement S
New Equip. for
Expansion

Union

New Construction
New Equip. for
Replacement S
New Equip. for
Expansion

Volusia

New Construction


S S


2-S,2-PS


S,PS, 2-S,
A,X 3-PS,
A,X


2-S,A

S


S,A


PS,A


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TECH. INDS.


S,A S


2-S,
2-PS,
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THE STATE'S ACTIVITIES IN PROVIDING FOR THE ORGANIZATION
AND STAFFING OF THE STATE AGENCY FOR ADMINISTERING
AND SUPERVISING STATE PLAN PROGRAMS


During the year, the following additional staff members were appointed with
division-wide responsibilities: Director of Planning and Projection, and
School Service Specialist for Educational Specifications.

A new staff member was added to serve as full-time Consultant for Post-secondary
programs in agricultural education. Activities of the consultant will include
contacts with industry, junior colleges, and with other sections of the Division,
and he will also promote FFA activities.

A Consultant for Diversified Programs, with responsibility for program visitation
and for assuming a major role in the operation of the state club programs, was
added.

Two Occupational Specialists were added to the home economics staff.

A Consultant for Industrial Education for curriculum development was employed.


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ACTIVITIES TO STRENGTHEN TEACHER TRAINING, GUIDANCE,
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, AND EVALUATION





TEACHER TRAINING


Activities of the Home Economics Section to strengthen programs of teacher
training included provision of part of the salaries and some travel funds
for staff members at the two teacher-training institutions (The Florida
State University and The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University,
Tallahassee). The institutions provided several off-campus courses, one
of which was for teachers of occupational home economics.

Teacher training in vocational agriculture progressed as the section
continued its-efforts to recruit prospective teachers for training by
the University of Florida and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University. Pamphlets and other occupational materials were again
prepared and distributed to high school agriculture teachers and
guidance counselors, junior college counselors, and former vocational
agriculture students enrolled in college. The College of Agriculture
of the University of Florida sponsored.Career Day in the spring of
1968. Approximately 700 high school and junior college students
attended and were given occupational materials. A two-day workshop
in various areas of technical agriculture was conducted for all
vocational agriculture teachers in the state. Prior to the workshop,
surveys were made to determine areas of teacher interest. All
departments in the College of Agriculture cooperated with the
Department of Agricultural and Extension Education to provide
workshop sessions incorporating the interests of teachers. Due
to the number involved, and limited facilities, the teachers were
divided into two approximately equal groups. Through cooperative
efforts of the state staff and university personnel, six teachers
were selected to attend a two-week training session in forestry
education to prepare them to establish a specialized forestry
course in vocational agriculture.

A successful seminar was held in Tallahassee for new cooperative
distributive education coordiantors and all project distributive education
coordinators. A two-day in-service meeting was held November 2-3, 1967,
at the Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton for all junior college
mid-management coordinators and adult distributive education personnel.
The purpose of this conference was to discuss the need for program
expansion, review the guidelines for implementing 'and operating
junior college mid-management programs, and curriculum development
in adult distributive education. -Approximately 50 coordinators,
instructors, and supervisors attended. Enrollments in undergraduate


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and graduate distributive education teacher training programs continued to
increase. The undergraduate program at Florida Atlantic University was approved
and work has begun to seek approval of the master's program. Extensive
promotional efforts were made by the teacher-educators in visits to every junior
college mid-management program in the state.

In-service programs for business education teachers included the Annual Planning
Conference, Annual Business Education Conference, VOE Block Conference, Junior
College Conference, and the Adult Vocational Business Education Conference. In
August, 1967, an orientation program was held for approximately 30 teachers
planning to use the VOE block approach for the first time. The Annual Planning
Conference was also held in August in Orlando. The objective was to establish
better communications, orientation for new coordinators,:and to discuss techniques
for improving instruction. A conference for vocational office education teachers
(block time) was held at Daytona Beach in October to discuss ways of improving
block programs in office education. Approximately 125 VOE teachers, administra-
tors, consultants, and state staff attended. The state's activities in
strengthening programs of teacher training in business education included pre-
school conferences in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Lakeland attended by
approximately 430 business education teachers from 27 counties. The State
Department of Education and the University of Florida co-sponsored three one-
week workshops in June and July, 1967, concerned with the improvement of
instruction in shorthand, typewriting, and office machines.

A select group including coordinators, local directors, and principals met in
Orlando for the purpose of analyzing the need to re-instate certification for
diversified cooperative training teachers which had been discontinued. Guide-
lines were established, basic needs identified, and program innovations
discussed.

Two additional institutions' of higher learning, the University of South Florida
(Tampa) and University of West Florida (Pensacola), offered in-service courses
for industrial education instructors. Over 1,200 teachers participated in
courses compared to 975 in 1966-67. In addition to the collegiate program,
several county school boards conducted in-service, non-credit workshops for
teachers.

Teacher training for technical education instructors was offered by the University
of Florida and included programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels both
on campus and at centers throughout the state. The Ninth Annual Conference of
Administrators of Technical Education was held. Attending this' one-day meeting
were over 50 administrators of technical education programs throughout the state.

Teacher training for health personnel was provided within the framework of the
existing professional schools such as schools of nursing. In-service programs
for improving teaching skills were promoted. Two meetings were held for
practical nursing instructors. Registered nurses held a workshop designed to
assist in planning program activities.

The Department of Vocational and Technical Education at the University of Florida
was approved by -the Board of Regents and became operative July 1, 1967. The
Department provides administrative consolidation of teacher training for business,
agriculture, and technical education.


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GUIDANCE


The Consultant for Vocational Guidance organized and conducted surveys in Alachua
and Pasco Counties to determine student interest in vocational education.
Emphasis was placed on a program of student personnel services in area vocational-
technical centers throughout the state. Under the direction of the consultant,
five drive-in symposia on vocational guidance were held for junior high school
counselors attended by 209 persons. A special workshop was held for guidance
personnel employed in area vocational-technical centers.

Due to emphasis on vocational counseling by the Division, there is a new interest
in the world of work by students. Students are more aware of the need for
adequate information about jobs in order to make logical decisions regarding
careers.


CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT


The Home Economics Section provided a series of guides for use in school food
service classes. Manuscripts received for duplication included Foundations of
School Food Service; Quantity Food Preparation and Service;..and Basi6,Nutrition.
The Home Economics Section has made efforts through county meetings to up-grade
curriculum development through the use of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
in the 'Cognitive and Affective Domains, through Simpson's Psychomotor Domain,
and through the use of.Mager's Method of Writing Objectives. A resource unit,
Exploring Values with Teenagers, was developed in Escambia County by a committee
of teachers. The unit is designed to be taught in a two-three week block of time
or to be incorporated in such courses as Child Development and Family Living.. In
Dade County, curriculum writers developed a county curriculum guide for the
Comprehensive Home Economics I course. A three-week seminar was held at Florida
State University to help teachers become more familiar with occupational home
economics.

The Agricultural Education Section, through group conferences, pilot programs,
and staff visits to individual teachers promoted the Curriculum Guide developed
in FY 1966-67. The guide is being accepted and used by more and more teachers
in the state. The Teaching-Learning Activities Study was concluded in the
1967-68 school year and is now being duplicated for distribution to teachers.
A new staff member was added at the University of Florida to devote equal time
to teaching and to developing teaching materials. The bulletins Basic Principles
of Animal Science and Basic Principles of Plant Science were prepared and
distributed to teachers in the state. Group conferences were held with teachers
to discuss how materials can best be utilized in improving instruction. All
references distributed were keyed directly to units in the suggested Curriculum
Guide.

The Guide for Cooperative Distributive Education Programs at the secondary level
was finished and distributed to all distributive education coordinators and
supervisors.

A Consultant for Business Education met with the Pinellas County Supervisor
and teachers for the purpose of establishing a county-wide curriculum in the
area of shorthand. The goal was to prepare a guide that could be used in
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the high schools of the county, and to establish uniform guidelines for materials
to be covered, grading, reference materials, methods, purposes, and objectives
of shorthand. During the year, the Curriculum Specialist held meetings or
workshops in a number of counties. There was considerable activity to encourage
counties to establish or reinstate curriculum study committees to examine business
education programs and make recommendations to the county administration for
changes to improve articulation among schools and better meet the career objectives
of students. Broward, Dade, Duval, Citrus, Collier, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lake,
Lee, Leon, Madison, Manatee, Pinellas, and Polk Counties have taken the initiative
in this endeavor.

During the 1967-68 school year, accreditation standards were developed for Junior
High Work Experience and sent out to persons in counties for comments. Standards
are presently being considered by the Accreditation Section and are to be included
in the next issue of the Accreditation Standards for Junior High Schools in Florida.

A Curriculum Guide for Cooperative Training was-developed during a three-week
summer session, and copies were distributed to each teacher-coordinator. Plans
were made to revise and refine this guide next summer after a one-year field test.
The guide was revised with the basic purpose of identifying behavioral objectives
and learning achievements expected through use of the material.

Curriculum changes designed to provide updated instruction were a continuing effort
in institutions offering technical education programs. The state staff assisted
continually in curriculum studies and changes, and seminars were held to help
instructors upgrade curriculum outlines. Progress was made in developing guide-
lines and minimum standards for technical electro-mechanics and technical drafting
in high school programs. The guidelines will provide standards for establishing
programs and evaluation techniques to be used in studying the programs. A
special regional workshop was held to help instructors in the preparation and
utilization of audiovisual aids.

Curriculum changes designed to provide updated instruction in all health programs
is a continuing effort of the state staff and all institutions offering health
occupations education programs. All of the practical nursing programs have
outlines for each course. These are placed in the hands of students to encourage
self-directed learning. No attempt is made to standardize these outlines, but
rather to encourage the institution to reflect its own philosophy and objectives.
Practical Nursing Measures manuals were published for state-wide distribution to
students. Curriculum improvement was initiated in four certified laboratory
assistant programs.


RESEARCH


An experiment in home economics methods was continued in Broward County. The
project tested the effectiveness of a reorganized curriculum for ninth grade
students compared to the traditional home economics program. Several questions
concerning the existing programs have provoked the study and it is hoped that
direction for curriculum change will result. A course in the development of
skills in cooking and sewing serves as a basis for four comprehensive courses:


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Creativity in the Home; Human Development; Family Economics; and Home Science.
It is anticipated that the new curriculum will encourage critical thinking
through problem solving and independent study, thereby serving more effectively
the divergent needs, interests, and abilities of secondary students in Broward
County. A control group will also participate to determine the effectiveness
of the curriculum.

The Business Education Section continued to participate in the Michigan State
University research project. The purpose of the project is to test the value
of the block-time approach for advanced office education at the secondary level
and to determine whether block-time patterns provide greater occupational
competency than traditional single-period instruction. Florida, New Jersey,
Washington, Arizona, and Michigan are cooperating in this project. In each
cooperating state, several high schools have been selected in which variations
of block-time patterns are being tried. Activity during the past year included
a visit by teachers from participating states to Michigan State University to
exchange findings and ideas concerning the project. One state had experimented
with students of low intellectual capacity and another had tested the block-
time pattern approach by having students operate an insurance office. Florida
had used the block-time approach in the conventional manner. These variations
in experiments to test the block-time approach were studied by Florida
participants in the project. Each school has selected a teacher who has been
designated a research associate and who teaches with integrated units in a
two- or three-hour block. Some schools will have experimental control sections
while others will operate experimental programs only. Discussions were held
by the Business Education Section to plan an experimental 10th grade program
called Occupational Exploratory Programs. The program was planned for Dade
and Volusia Counties for the beginning of the 1968-69 school year.

A preliminary conference was held in Duval County to plan an experimental
program in cooperative training in adult schools for students who have dropped
out of the regular program and for adults who want preparatory training for
new positions. Training using the cooperative plan may be in any occupational
area.

Experimental and innovative programs in industrial education were begun in
cluster training at the high school level. Programs were in building construction,
electro-mechanics, and mechanical repair. Joint school-industry training programs
were started in machine shop, air conditioning, and automotive mechanics.
The experimental programs in diversified mechanics for persons with special
needs were continued in Dade County.

The Research Coordinating Unit considered many proposals for pilot, innovative,
and research programs., Among projects approved and active in the year were
the following:


Introduction to Vocations

The course, Introduction to Vocations, was taught to ninth grade boys in Brevard
County to provide more extensive and more meaningful opportunities to examine
a wide spectrum of occupations prior to making career choices.


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Gainful nEployment in Home Economics

A three-phase home economics study was initiated by the State Department of Education
in 1966 and conducted by the Florida State University to (1) assess state occupational
opportunities using home economics knowledge and skills, (2) develop and evaluate
curricula for gainful employment in home economics and (3) disseminate the
information throughout the state. Phase one of the study produced the information
desired which is being used to produce nondetailed curricula for identified home
economics occupations for gainful employment.


County Survey Unit

The purposes of the survey unit in Pinellas County were (1) to conduct a follow-
up survey of 1966 high school graduates to determine employment needs; (2) to
conduct a follow-up survey of vocational-technical high school graduates during
the last five years to determine effectiveness of vocational training; (3) to
identify job opportunities for employment in specific occupations of health
services, office occupations, food services, and trades; and (4) to analyze
the data and information for use in program planning and evaluation.


Program Development Surveys

Surveys were conducted in Alachua, Brevard, and Marion Counties by the state
staff to help county personnel plan ways to strengthen and expand vocational
and technical education. Specialists from each vocational service participated
in the surveys. The Occupational Information Specialist and the Consultant for
Vocational Guidance gathered basic data for consideration by program specialists
in making recommendations to county superintendents and boards. Considerations
in making recommendations for development included pertinent education, economic,
and social data about counties, areas, the state, and the nation.

The Technical Education Section made plans for conducting a manpower survey to
determine the technicians needed by Florida industries. This survey will be
similar to one made in January, 1967.

A continuing assessment is being made in all areas of health-related education
to identify areas in which research will lead to program improvement. The section
completed a manpower survey to determine the need for health personnel in 24
different fields. The results of this survey will be used to provide directions
for needed emphasis in program development.


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EVALUATION


The Accreditation Standards for Vocational-Technical Schools and Adult High
Schools was prepared as a part of the state's plan to evaluate administrative
structure, personnel employed, instructional programs, school services, and
school plant and facilities in vocational-technical and adult general education.
In second phase area vocational school construction, program determination
committees, including representatives from different sections, not only
studied proposed programs but evaluated existing ones.

The evaluation of distributive education programs and activities was emphasized
as information contained in the reporting forms furnished by the secondary
coordinators was studied. A careful analysis was made of students accepted into
the programs whose career objectives were not distributive in nature, whose
placement was not consistent with career objectives, and whose placement was not
in distributive fields. A complete summary was made of these items, and the
respective county directors, supervisors, and coordinators were notified.
Personal visits were made to each coordinator who was operating distributive
education programs. County personnel cooperated in initiating changes which
brought the programs more into keeping with state guidelines. Each conference
was evaluated by all persons attending in order to plan future programs which
will more closely meet the needs of the group.

The Business Education Section has been undertaking evaluation through program
visits at all levels. With few exceptions, programs in all 67 counties were
studied. Program survey forms have been analyzed and follow-up information
used to restructure and strengthen existing programs. State staff participated
in the pilot study of the application of newly-developed accreditation standards
for post-secondary centers and adult high schools. These standards were
developed in FY 1967-68 and will be adopted for use in FY 1968-69. Vocational
office education teachers conducted a comprehensive study of their 1967 graduates.

In June 1968, a conference was held to develop behavioral objectives as a step in
the evaluation of the Junior High School Work Experience Program. The conference
included teachers, coordinators, local supervisors, and principals from different
areas of the state.

Plans were drafted to enable high school principals, county administrative
and/or supervisory personnel, and teacher-coordinators to evaluate the techniques
of offering cooperative programs. Plans were made to evaluate programs
throughout the next year since additional staff will be available to assist in
the project. Plans are also being made to evaluate the services rendered by
the state staff in the cooperative programs.

Evaluation continued in industrial education programs with improved and more
effective use of data processing as one technique. Visits by area supervisors
and on-spot observations and written reviews were also used extensively in
evaluating programs,

Program evaluation in technical education is accomplished through close contact
with industry and advisory committees. Each institution having technical
education programs is requested to submit a placement report which is used as
one measure of the success of programs. Guidelines for the implementation and


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evaluation of programs in Law Enforcement were developed in cooperation with
the state advisory committee and other representatives of law enforcement agencies.
Guidelines have also been developed in cooperation with the state advisory
committee and.representatives of appropriate agencies for implementing and
evaluating programs in Food Service Technology.

A continuing effort is being made to strengthen programs in health occupations
education through effective evaluation procedures. Field tests have been made
to evaluate student,performance in a clinical setting and follow-up reports
were prepared. Also, preliminary planning was done to develop testing
techniques to determine the competencies of returning military personnel who
desire to qualify for an associate degree in clinical laboratory technology.


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LEGISLATION AFFECTING VOCATIONAL AND
TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN FLORIDA


The Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Florida met late in 1967 to
develop recommendations for planning the future of education in the state. The
committee was concerned with the needs of all people in the state, including
pre-school age children and senior citizens. Also included were a number of
recommendations to strengthen vocational-technical education such as full
implementation of the Industry Services Act of 1967.

After completion of the Commission's report, the State Legislature was called
into special session and legislation enacted to implement recommendations.
Legislation of especial significance to vocational-technical education is
described below.

Increased funding support for post-secondary vocational-technical education
through provision of $1,218,000 for FY 1968-69 will supplement funds already
approved. The funds will be allotted to counties operating vocational-technical
or adult education programs in area vocational-technical centers or approved
post-high school centers. The funds are to be used primarily to remedy
identified unmet needs in current operating expense, for materials and supplies,
and for maintenance and replacement of equipment.

State funds were provided for the transportation of students to area vocational-
technical centers.

Increase in state support was provided for salaries, current expenses, and the
employers' share of employee retirement payments.

Vocational-technical education will participate in the education improvement
expense funds provided in the sum of $1,720 per MFP unit.

The junior college foundation program formula was amended with the revision
providing increased support for vocational-technical education.

The teaching of a positive attitude toward the dignity of work and the dignity
and value of all legitimate occupational pursuits was required by law.


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ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS REGARDING
COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES


In operating programs for persons with special needs, the Division cooperates
with other state agencies and encourages local educational agencies to cooperate
with private industry and governmental departments in program development and
operation. Cooperating agencies have included advisory groups, health agencies,
state or local offices of the State Department of Public Welfare, the Division
of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Florida State Employment Service, together
with employers.

The Agricultural Education Section actively cooperated with other agencies
including organizations sponsoring livestock shows, fairs, dairy shows, citrus
exhibits and career days. Cooperating agencies included fair associations,
divisions of state government, divisions of the federal government, and
private industrial firms. Activities of students and of the state staff
included judging exhibits and aid in arranging events. Students participated
in activities to learn about career opportunities in vocational agriculture.

The Distributive Education Section is cooperating with the Florida State Employment
Service to study employment needs, child labor laws, and minumum wage laws.
Representatives from the Employment Service attended various state-called
distributive education meetings. The Small Business Administration and the
state staff continued to work closely in developing programs and course
materials for adult programs. A representative serves on the state advisory
committee for distributive education. The section cooperated with the Florida
Retail Federation in determining training needs and ways and means by which
the total distributive education program can be made more effective. It
worked closely with the School Plant Planning Section in various studies and
in developing educational specifications based on facility surveys. The staff
is working closely with the Home Economics Section in the development of a
joint program in Textile Merchandising that was begun on a pilot basis in
Orange County.

The Business Education Section assumed a leadership role in the American
Vocational Association meeting in Cleveland, December 4-8, 1967. The Director
of Business Education was elected Vice-President of Business and Office
Education and was chairman of the Policies and Planning Commission. The
staff met with a representative from the office of the Commissioner.of
Agriculture, representatives from vocational and adult education sections,
and from the Division of Curriculum and Instruction to devise ways to
activate consumer education in the schools of Florida.

The Technical Education Section maintained close working relationships with
several state agencies and professional societies in order to gain assistance
in the development and expansion of technical education programs. Various
agencies and societies were involved in advisory committee operations. In the
aerospace field, meetings were held with representatives from the Federal
Aviation Administration, Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Air Force. In the
environmental pollution control area, meetings were held with the Florida Air and
Water Pollution Control Commission and the Florida State Board of Health. Other


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meetings involved the American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Engineering
Society, Florida Water and Pollution Control Association and Florida Society
of Professional Land Surveyors. The Florida Development Commission and the
Florida Industrial Commission have been utilized as sources of information
regarding industry and business operations.

During the development of guidelines for the Food Service Technician program,
meetings were held with the American Dietetics Assoication, State Board of
Health, Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel Association, Nursing Home Association,
Hospital Association and the School Food Service Association. To develop guide-
lines for Law Enforcement Technology, meetings were held with the Police Standards
Council, State Highway Patrol, Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Peace
Officers Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The
section continues to work closely with the Division of Community Junior Colleges
in planning for the continued growth of technical education programs. Considerable
assistance has been furnished the section by the Florida State Employment Service
and the American Technical Education Association.

The state staff for health occupations education has continued to maintain
close working relationships with state agencies and professional societies in
order to maintain programs that have realistic objectives. Cooperative efforts
with the Florida State Board of Medical Examiners and the Florida State Board
of Health have resulted in more efficient program development for physical
therapy assistants and planned educational mobility for supportive laboratory
personnel. Meetings were held with the Florida Nursing Home Association,
Florida Dietetics Association, Florida Development Commission and some 20 or
more professional societies.

Assistance was provided the Industrial Education Section by the Audio-Visual
Education Department of the Florida Institute for Continuing University Studies
and by the State Department of Education Film Library in booking and distributing
various training aids to local teachers. A close association was maintained
with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, Division of Corrections,
Florida Apprenticeship Council, Florida Department of Apprenticeship, Florida
Development Commission, Florida Industrial Commission, Florida State Employment
Service, State Board of Beauty Culture, Surplus Property Administration,
Veterans Administration, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.


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OUTSTANDING FEATURES OF THE STATE PROGRAM
MAJOR STRENGTHS, CURRENT NEEDS, AND PROBLEMS


Extensive involvement of the state staff in helping to develop local facilities
and instructional programs throughout the state was an outstanding feature of
the state program. Programs for disadvantaged persons, further emphasis upon
the vocational implications of guidance, and more extensive use of advisory
committees were other program strengths.

Important among state needs, however, are closer coordination of sectional
activities to promote total program growth, more programs especially designed
for disadvantaged persons, and more in-service training to improve occupational
and professional competencies of teachers and administrators. Also, more attention
needs to be directed to job placement and follow-up of students. Additional effort J
is needed in promoting an understanding of the importance of vocational guidance
among local educators and of the employment factor in meeting educational goals.
Other problems include needed adjustments in teacher education to meet changes in
professional responsibilities, and public relations.

In FY 1967-68, local personnel in each county identified program strengths and
weaknesses which were included in the County Program Planning Guide. A summary
of major achievements of local and state programs include:

1. Increase in Enrollments

More people are being served in new and improved facilities. .Because
of numerous activities of state and local staffs, people are becoming
increasingly aware of the benefits of vocational and technical education.

2. Area Committees and Work with the State Coordinating Committee

Area supervisory committees have been increased from three to five to
improve supervisory services. Area committees work with local personnel
to develop plans for strengthening and expanding programs. They study
and evaluate grant requests and make funding recommendations to the State
Coordinating Committee. Area committees are composed of one representative
from each vocational service and from adult general education. The State
Coordinating Committee is composed of the assistant superintendent of the
Division sectional directors, and other personnel having division-wide
responsibilities.

3. Area Center Construction

The second phase of area facility construction was approved for 14 facili-
ties, and program determination studies were conducted as a necessary
prerequisite for phase one construction at two facilities.

4. Research Emphasized

Sectional representatives and the Research Coordinating.Unit have been
active in aiding local educational agencies to plan workshops, design
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5. Area Supervisory Development

Additional personnel have been appointed to the state staff, enabling
the Division to provide more service to local personnel in program
planning and development.

6. Assistance to People with Special Needs

Persons with special needs continued to be a major concern of the Division.
Student enrollments, exclusive of the Junior High Work Experience Program,
increased from 414 in FY 1966-67 to 4536 in FY 1967-68, while Junior High
Work Experience Programs enrolled another 1342 students. The Consultant
for Speical Vocational Programs worked closely with representatives from
the respective vocational sections to design maximum educational oppor-
tunities for disadvantaged youth and adults.

7. Accreditation Standards for Vocational-Technical Schools and Adult High Schools

Accreditation Standards were developed as a first step in improving the
effectiveness of post-secondary vocational-technical education programs
outside the junior college structure. Standards were designed to cover
administrative organization, personnel, instructional programs, supportive
services, and physical plant and facilities.

8. Legislative Enactments

The special session of the State Legislature appropriated additional funds
for the support of post-secondary vocational-technical education outside
the junior college structure. Additional funds were also made available
to promote program improvement at other instructional levels, and the use
of public funds was authorized to transport high school youth to area
centers.

Outstanding features of the state program in home economics include the one-
year comprehensive course required for graduation, the high percentage of boys
and girls who elect home economics courses above the 9th grade, outstanding
county leadership, and state funding to encourage staff improvement. Courses
are identified .for specific levels, and the curriculln is being constantly
revised to meet social and technological change. Unmet needs include too few
area supervisors and too little course emphasis upon the management of time,
energy, and resources of family members. More time should be given to planning
programs for the future, and there should be greater articulation between
instructional levels. In-service education for teachers should receive greater
stress, and additional preservice teacher-training programs are needed.

Outstanding features of the agricultural education program include excellent
cooperation between the state supervisory staff, teacher educators, and
teachers in identifying, guiding, and counseling students who have an interest
in and aptitude for careers in agriculture. Teaching-learning activities at
the various levels are designed to develop skills, management, and leadership
potential. Agricultural education has been expended to meet the needs of more


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individuals, including those with special needs and post-secondary students,
and is offering high school youth more opportunities for specialization. Local
personnel have been aided through workshops and releases which describe inex-
pensive and effective teaching-learning activities. Teacher recruitment has
also been emphasized and improved, but more remains to be done. There is a need
for better program articulation by institutions and instructional levels to
improve student progression. Flexible, yet positive, program standards are
needed as guidelines for expansion and growth. Junior high school programs of
orientation to occupational opportunities and requirements in agriculture should
be emphasized, visual aids for instruction in basic agricultural sciences should
be developed, more programs for young dropouts should be promoted in area
vocational-technical centers, and secondary programs for students with special
needs should receive more study.

A major feature of the program in distributive education is the steady growth ,
of enrollments at all levels. Instructional quality at the secondary level has
been enhanced through implementation of the teaching guides. However, in-
service training for experienced coordinators has been hampered by lack of
funds, retarding the development of a comprehensive understanding of the total
program and philosophy of distributive education. Additional state staff
personnel are also needed to fully implement and coordinate program activities.

Outstanding features of the state program of business education include continued
growth in enrollments in vocational office education; continuing development of
youth activities for students through strengthening chapters of Future Business
Leaders of America and Phi Beta Lambda; active participation of the entire state
staff in local workshops, surveys, and in-service training programs; and con-
tinuing development and revision of state guides and other sectional releases.
Orientation programs for new teachers were another strong feature, but a
deficiency of state staff and of vocational business and office education
teachers and coordinators were restrictive influences.

A major strength of the Junior High Work Experience program was its provision
for the selection of teacher-coordinators by local administrators, based upon
teaching experience and ability to relate to the students enrolled. Program
flexibility permits students to explore different jobs and should help them to
make more realistic vocational choices. Programs were offered in 95 schools in
23 counties.

Outstanding features of technical education are the diversity of programs
offered and the flexibility of curricula within programs. The latter is accom-
plished in large part by working closely with industry advisory committees to
prepare students for employment in technical occupational clusters. A free
exchange of materials and ideas among technical educators has also been of
great importance. Another strength is the high quality of program content
and of instructional personnel, together with the excellent working relation-
ship between business and industry and the educational community which is
evident in advisory committee work, donation of equipment, and student place-
ment. Program articulation is being accomplished at all instructional levels,
including secondary schools, technical institutes, junior colleges, and univer-
sities. However, better ways need to be found of recruiting qualified students
and strengthening the public information program. There isalso need for expanded
and improved in-service teacher-training programs designed to strengthen technical


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and professional competencies. Increased emphasis should be given to promoting
the effective use of advisory committees, and improved methods and procedures
are needed for evaluating on-going programs. Cooperative procedures for develop-
ing and implementing new programs should be devised so that these are consistent
with the state-wide developmental plan, and teacher certification requirements
should be revised to made them more meaningful and appropriate.

Outstanding features of the health occupations education program include the
state-wide planning and strategic placement of programs to meet local needs.
Ad hoc advisory committees have been used to strengthen guidance and give
direction to program planning. However, certain problem areas remain, including
the need to improve teacher interaction with students and to upgrade the quality
of student involvement in the learning process. Additional guidelines for
program implementation and evaluation are also needed, together with more in-
service teacher workshops to improve technical and professional competencies.
Still another essential is additional funds for the purchase of new equipment.


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VOCATIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES AND
THE PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION


As an integral part of the total home economics program, the Florida Association
of Future Homemakers of America conducts an active schedule of work throughout
the year. The greatest strength of this organization has been the interest and
dedication of local advisors. Home economics teachers implement plans which are
made at the national and state levels as well as plans made by local chapters,
In the past year, three topics emphasized in the national program of work have
been stressed, namely, Morals and Manners Matter; Good Health A Valuable Asset;
and Good Family Relations Through Communications. The 445 chapters of the FHA,
enrolling 18,232 members contributed over $1800 to a scholarship fund. Other
contributors to various scholarship funds awarded to senior girls included the
Florida Bankers Association and the Tupperware Corporation. The FHA Loan Fund
at the Florida State University was also continued. Two outstanding FHA projects
were the production of a 14-minute color film "Warm Courage and High Hope," and
five drive-in leadership conferences for club members and advisors. The film is
available at no charge for the Curriculum Library of the State Department of
Education, or may be purchased for $80 per print. The FHA association sent a
delegation of 40 girls to the national convention in Los Angeles in July.
Twenty-five State Degrees, the highest award that can be earned in FHA work,
were granted at the state convention in April. A magazine was published in
September and February.

The 241 chapters of the Future Farmers of America serve a very important function
in vitalizing the instructional program in vocational agriculture. Incentive
awards such as those made by agri-business organizations, Future Farmers Founda-
tion, Inc., and the State Department of Agriculture stimulated the highest per-
centage of participation in the association's history in a wide variety of
projects ranging from leadership activities to livestock raising, crop growing,
and related agricultural enterprises. During the past fiscal year, FFA activi-
ties included the state convention, participation in the national convention,
seven district and subdistrict leadership schools, FFA Day at the State Fair,
and a forestry camp. These events, attended by over 6500 students, teachers,
and others, were directed by youth leaders with assistance and guidance from
the state staff. Contests and awards served as incentives to students in
improving skills in interest areas as well as furnishing rewards and recog-
nition for outstanding achievements. Livestock judging, agricultural mechanics,
parliamentary procedure, meat judging, land judging, and ornamental horticulture
projects are only a few of over forty activities in which students could elect
to participate. At state and local fairs, students exhibited projects relating
to their particular interest in agriculture. Participants earned more than
$20,000 in the various awards and recognition programs. Outstanding accomplish-
ments of vocational agriculture and the FFA program are due in large part to a
good public relations program involving the general public, educational leaders,
and agricultural industries. The 13th Annual State FFA Officers' Goodwill Tour
was again sponsored by the Florida Retail Federation and agri-business enter-
prises.


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Interest in the Distributive Education Clubs of America is increasing. The
Florida association had approximately 1600 students as active members in addition
to some 100 coordinators and supervisors. The 1968 State Leadership Conference
was held in Clearwater, April 4-7. The Third Annual State Leadership Conference
of the post-secondary division, attended by 116 students and nine junior college
advisors, was held in Orlando, March 21-22. The theme was "Mid-management: The
Plan in Demand." Thirty-three students and advisors attended the national leader-
ship conference of DECA in Houston, Texas, April 28-30, and two students were
elected to national posts. For the third year, the Florida Retail Federation
co-sponsored a DECA-FAME Goodwill Tour for 13 state DECA and FAME officers. The
itinerary included Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, and involved contacts with busi-
nessmen, becoming acquainted with current marketing practices, and promoting
DECA and FAME throughout the state.

The Cooperative Education Clubs of Florida enrolled over 4500 students in the
past year. Fourteen district meetings and three meetings of the Student Execu-
tive Board and Board of Advisors were held. Two sponsors, the Sears Roebuck
Foundation and the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, again underwrote a major
share of the awards in the individual and club competitions. The largest State
Leadership Conference was held in March in West Palm Beach with over 1000
persons attending.

Keen interest was expressed in the Florida Association of Vocational Industrial
Clubs of America. Twenty-four clubs were organized with a membership of 592.
Industrial education students planned activities and wrote constitutions, and
115 of the most outstanding members participated in the Constitutional Conven-
tion and First Annual Leadership Conference where they met with leaders of
business, industry, labor, and education. The clubs are making an impact on
instructional programs by creating incentives among industrial education-teachers
to emphasize leadership, citizenship, and character in addition to the development
of occupational skills. They have also provided teachers with a vehicle for
student motivation through competitive activities and contacts with industry and
labor.


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THE STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL AND
OTHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES


The following were members of the Florida State Board Advisory Council for
Vocational and Technical Education and represented the area of responsibility
identified. The Council is established in part 1.21, Section I, of the State
Plan to function as an advisory council to the State Board for Vocational Educa-
tion in carrying out the provisions of the State Plan.


Agricultural Education


Industrial Education


Member deceased


Mr. William E. Allen, Secretary-Treasurer
Florida AFL-CIO
Post Office Box 7097
Tampa, Florida 33603


Business Education


Technical Education


Mr. E. W. Hopkins, Jr.
Executive Vice-President
Mutual Federal Savings & Loan
Post Office Bcx 1969
Pensacola, Florida 32502

Distributive Education

Mr. James E. Gorman, General Manager
Flprida Retail Federation
American Heritage 'Building
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Health Occupations Education

Miss Virginia Albaugh, R.N.
Director of Nursing
Orange Memorial Hospital
Orlando, Florida 32800


Home Economics Education

Mrs. E. William Gautier
1200 Magnolia Street
New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Executive Secretary

Dr. Carl W. Proehl
Assistant Superintendent
Vocational, Technical and
Adult Education
State Department'of Education
Room 204, Knott Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32304


Mr. Walter H. Clausen, Manager
Engineering Technical Services
Minneapolis-Honeywell
13350 U. S. Highway 19
St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

Higher Education

Dr. Roy F. Bergengren, Jr., President
Daytona Beach Junior College
Post Office Box 1111
Daytona Beach, Florida 32015

Labor

Mr. Charles Harris, President
Florida AFL-CIO
Post Office Box 537
Allapattah Station
Miami, Florida 33142

County Supt.. of Public Instruction

Mr. J. Hartley Blackburn, Superintendent
Manatee County Board of Public Instruction
Post Office Box 2069
Bradenton, Florida 33504

Consultant


Dr. Doak S. Campbell, Chairman
Board of Associated Consultants
in Education
1001 High Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32304


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The Florida State Board Advisory Council for Vocational and Technical Education
met May 22, 1968. Members were briefed on divisional plans and developments,
including recent state legislation, capital outlay needs of the next two
biennia, and the status of federal legislation.

The State Agricultural Education Advisory Committee established subcommittees
for forestry, livestock, agricultural mechanics, ornamental horticulture, agri-
cultural services, cooperating agencies, marketing, and citrus processing.
Each member of the State Advisory Committee served as chairman of a subcommittee.
The state-wide committee met in November, 1967, and June, 1968. A report was
given of the overall agricultural education program, including objectives and
curriculum development at the secondary and post-secondary levels, and for
students with special needs. Members of the various subcommittees were asked
to provide information needed in planning and locating programs.

"A Progress Report Business Education in Florida" was the general area of
study of the State Business Education Advisory Committee during the year.
Included were the following sub-topics: State Organization; Commission on
Quality Education; Accreditation Standards; Secondary Programs; Future Business
Leaders of America and Phi Beta Lambda; Textbooks; Adult Programs; Summer
Workshops, and Problems.

The State Advisory Committee for Technical Education provided major assistance
by identifying industrial trends having implications for technical education
and providing guidance for the overall development of technical education pro-
grams in the state. Several ad hoc advisory committees assisted in designing,
developing, or expanding technical education programs in oceanography, air and
Water pollution control, aerospace technology, electro-mechanics, and water
and sewage plant operation.


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