Industrial development functions of area vocational schools in Missouri
"Statement of the Problem: A review of the literature indicated that area vocational schools were important to industrial development and several studies generally agree on two factors: (1) area vocational schools supplied industry with trained workers, and (2) many new and expanding industries were attracted to a particular plant site because of its proximity to an area vocational school. However, as far as it could be determined, no studies have been conducted in Missouri which indicate the services and programs offered as functions of area vocational schools in industrial development. Therefore, empirical data appeared to be lacking to indicate the extent to which area vocational schools assisted new and expanding industry in Missouri. This absence of empirical data was the situational problem upon which this study was focused. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was to ascertain the degree of consensus of perceptions among area vocational school directors, community industrial development presidents and industrial relations managers regarding actual and expected functions of area vocational schools in industrial development in Missouri. Furthermore, this study attempted to define, clarify and delineate the general demographic information regarding the status of area vocational school directors, community industrial development presidents and industrial relations managers relative to area vocational schools and industrial development."--Pages 7-8.