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Education diverse in local high schools
Vocational education programs in
Lincoln high schools seem to be
successful despite reports from the
General Accounting Office (GAO) that
most occupationally oriented programs in
high schools are failures.
Buford Jones, Chairman of the
occuational education program in the
Lincoln Public Schools and consultant for
business education, said the majority of
students enrolled in vocational education
courses complete the courses and find
jobs in related fields.
Courses are offered in health, business,
industrial and distributive education,
Jones said, which often provide students
with an opportunity to work outside the
school through cooperative education
These programs allow the student in
take a class in the high school during the
day and work a minimum of ten hours a
week in a related field.
Dual benefit counseling
Students in vocational education
programs receive counseling from
individual teachers as well as a regularly
assigned counselor, Jones said.
These "teacher coordinators who
counsel the students in their work,
provide dual benefits, Jones said.
"The student benefits from classroom
instruction which can relate to his job,
and it keeps the teacher updated so she
can see the changes taking place in
business," Jones said.
The school coordinates the program
but the student finds his own job, Jones
"The school can point him in the right
direction but the student has to sell
himself," he said.
Enrollment in vocational education
programs has increased in recent years,
Jones said, and vocational counseling is
becoming more important in the high
Because many students in Lincoln are
not continuing their education, he said,
the public schools need to be able to help
those students as well as plan higher
"As out of school learning experiences
are available to students, counselors must
be more aware of work opportunities in
the communities," Jones said.
Lincoln High School has the highest
enrollment in industrial education
programs, Jones said.
Bob Law, head of the industrial
education division, said the program is
limited by the room and equipment
available and some students are turned
Courses are offered in drafting,
electronics, crafts, auto mechanics,
construction, cabinet making and other
Law said the vocational education
programs in individual high schools are
geared to meet the student needs. He said
the' vocation programs have not been as
strong at Southeast High School because
the majority of students there are college
bound. But the programs are expanding,
The health education program at
Lincoln High School will expand into the
other high schools within the next few
years, Jones said.
T hree areas
Students enrolled in the health
programs are allowed to explore three
separate areas of concentration during
their first year. These include patient
care, records management and food
service. During the second and third year
the students can specialize in one area
and find related jobs.
Jones said many students keep the
same job after graduation and continue
Another area providing on-the-job
experience for students is the home
economics division, headed by Ann
In this program students are not paid
for the work they do but act as
volunteers in child care centers and
nursery schools, Irvine said.
All classes are open to males and
females, Irvine said. In some of her
classes, as many as one-third . of Hr
students are men.
Men take food classes
"They expecially take the foods and
family living courses," she said.
The home economics department also
offers courses which not only aid in
finding employment but give the student
some personal benefits, Irvine said.
"Even though we are a vocational
education program we have some courses
oriented toward personal use," such as
consumer economics and family living,
Some students enrolled in vocational
education programs in high school do go
on to school, especially technical and
business schools and two-year programs,
"It is a misconception to believe that
people in vocational education don't go
on to higher education," he said.
A student graduating with many
vocational courses on his record may
receive a vocational education certificate
which can be used for future
The certificate lists the courses taken,
qualifies the student's abilities and lists
his strengths. -
"To get a certificate in the industrial
area the student must have a grade of 3 in
the courses taken," Law said.
On the numerical grading system of
1-7 a 3 is considered average.
Job opportunities are available and
some are increasing in demand as the job
market fluctuates, Law said.
Areas now in demand are child care,
service work, including appliance repair
and nursery school work, Irvine and Law
A student in a vocational education
program still must fulfill all the regular
requirements for graduation from his or
her high school, Jones said.
He said plans to expand the follow-up
program of students who have graduated
in recent years are being conducted and
the program itself is expanding.
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