Training teachers for trade and individual subjects
“As an evidence of the great and constantly increasing need for industrial education it is only necessary to note the enormous industrial development of this nation. This was further emphasized during the recent war by the very 6Teat demand for skilled mechanics in all occupations. These were needed both in industry and for military service. All nations are looking forward to a period of prosperity following the period of reconstruction. The industrial prestige of the nation will depend not only upon the supply of raw materials, available capital, and facilities for transportation, but to a large extent upon the available supply of skilled labor. Great Britain, early recognizing this situation in the British Empire, passed a measure requiring all youth between fourteen and eighteen years of age to attend continuation schools for eight hours per week and for not less than 320 hours per year.”--Page 1.