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2014, Cilt 4, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 133-140
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DOI: 10.5961/jhes.2014.096
Current Situation in Vocational Schools: Issues and Some Suggested Solutions
Reha Metin ALKAN1,2, Menderes SUİÇMEZ2, Mehmet AYDINKAL2, Menekşe ŞAHİN2
1İstanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Geomatic Engineering, İstanbul, Turkey; Rectorate of Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
2Hitit University, Vocational School, Çorum, Turkey
Keywords: Vocational school, Vocational and technical education, Higher education

Vocational Schools which have undertaken various missions throughout history were established in order to train intermediate staff s with suff icient knowledge and skills in their fields, in accordance with the requirements of trade, industry and services sectors and they are the most important components of ‘vocational and technical education system' today. Analyzing the education given in the vocational schools in accordance with the national and international requirements, developing technologies and the needs of business world and making the necessary arrangements in line with these will contribute to the employability and preferability of graduates of these schools in an eff icient way. Many industrialists/businessmen in our country stated that they experienced serious problems in the supply of qualified staff with suff icient knowledge and skills needed in sectors. Although much progress has been achieved in this subject, it is a fact that there are still a lot of work to be done. In this study, current situation and main troubles in vocational schools are discussed in the light of the experiences gained at Hitit University Vocational School which was established about 40 years ago in Çorum and which is one of the first high schools in Turkey and some solutions are suggested in accordance with the problems mentioned.

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