The record group consists of 5 cubic feet of textual records from the Council on Vocational Education, 1967 to 1996. The record
group is organized into the following series: Agendas, Correspondence, Council Files, Minutes, and Reports. This collection
will interest researchers concerned with vocational and technical education and job training.
The Council on Vocational Education became a state agency in 1969 with AB1820 (Chapter 1555, Statutes of 1969). Several previous
attempts to bring California into accordance with the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968 (Public Law 90-576), an amendment
to the Vocational Education Act of 1963, were either vetoed or died in a legislative committee. These previous attempts included
AB23 (1968 Session), AB1268 (1968 Session), and AB42 (1969 Session). The council existed to maintain the statewide vocational
education program and because the United States Congress required states to coordinate their efforts as a requirement to receiving
federal funds. The council published reports analyzing the status of statewide vocational education and evaluating the California's
efforts in administering funds and coordinating the local programs. The council's primary purpose was to facilitate the creation
of a highly educated and technically proficient work force.
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for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.