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PULASKI HI’S VOCATIONAL PROGRAM THEY LEARN WHILE THEY EARN WHILE THEY WORK The new vocational program (Diversified Oc- cupations) which started at Pulaski High three years ago, has gradually gained in popularity and lias proven a practical asset to scores of students. D. O. was started in the South a few years ago in answer to the demand of students for practical experience in various occupations. Pulaski was among the towns and cities in Virginia to introduce D. O. in its second year. It is a co-operative pro- gram of the local school system and the State Department of Trade and Industrial Education. The D. O. plan is relatively simple, providing, of course, local business men are willing to co- operate with the high school in offering their busi- ness firms as laboratories in which high school students may get practical experience. The program works in this way: Juniors and Seniors who have definitely decided they like a certain vocation are allowed to arrange their course in such a way as will permit them to go out into industry and work three hours each day, having a definite schedule of compensation, and getting practical experience in their chosen vocations. The student is given such experience and guidance on the job as will enable him to decide whether or not he is really fitted for such a vocation and to train under actual working conditions. His work is tied up with a study of the various occupations and related work in school. The students choose the D. O. course as an elective, with credit, and must continue with such required academic work as will meet diploma requirements of the State Board of Education. Vocations for which P. H. S. students have trained and the number in each: nursing 8, sales- manship 13, auto mechanics 3, carpentry 2, sec- retarial 8, knitting machine operator 3, shipping clerk 1, general office work 8, stenographic 9, teach- ing 2, general hosiery manufacturing 2, theater management 1. beauty culture 3, dietetics 1. veterinarian 1, dental assistant 2, dry cleaning 1. printing 1, telephone repair 1, armature winding 1, electrical repairing 3, cleaning and laundering 1 , radio repairing 1 , hotel management 1 . 1938-1939 GRADUATES Students pictured above (from top down, left to right) : Nancy Kegley, Frank Howard, Jack Williams, Paul Phibbs, Irene Richardson, Ernest Tolley, Mildred Albert, Austin Riggs, Grace Hearn , Edwin Grantham, Faye Pike, Vivian Matheney, Leroy Livingston, Tressa Peters, Wilbur Kirby, Anne Cruise, Bradley Hale, Arbv Phibbs, Annie Mae Southern, Ralph Rosenbaum, Ruth Vinson, Alvin Simmons, Ercell Ryan, Grace Andrews, Clarence Thompson, Virginia Mustard, Gertrude Cecil, Henry Patterson, Anna Ruth Moore, Lois Richardson, Bernice Turman, Erline Kegley. Joseph Nixon, Katherine Windle, Gladys Schrader. (Not shown in picture: Audrey Williams, Jimmie Painter, Kittie Sutherland, Embree White, C. J. Haislip.)
COMPLETES THIRD YEAR WITH SUCCESS 1940 CLASS During t lie three years the Diversified Oc- cupations course has been in progress at Pulaski High School, more than seventy Seniors have re- ceived at least one or two years experience in this practical training. More than ninety per cent enter college for further training or receive employ- ment with local business concerns. In commenting on the program, Mr. Aust said. “I think the program has great possibilities. When you have interested business men and serious-minded students, the ultimate end is sure to spell success. In Pulaski, the business men have cooperated wonderfully. The students, too, as a whole, are grateful for the chance to get practical experience and thus have applied themselves to their jobs. Our cases of maladjustment have been few. Personally. I ' ve been pleased with re- sults of the program.” The following 45 firms have taken students in the D. O. during the past three years: Pulaski Hospital. Harrison-Hancock Hdwe. Co., Pulaski Motor Co., W. M. Phibbs, Appala- chian Electric Power Co., Virginia Maid Hosiery Mills. Pulaski County Health Unit. Christiansburg Canning Co.. Pulaski Veneer Co., Jefferson Silk Mills, Paul Knitting Mills, Seagle’s Pharmacy, Hotel Pulaski. Pulaski Candy Co., Norfolk Western Railroad, Pulaski and Dalton Theatres, (Waverite, Roslyn’s, Via Beauty .Shops), State Highway Dept.. Watson’s, W. F. Thomas. Trial Justice Office. Lark Glenn, Coleman Furni- ture Co., The Bear Store. Parks-Belk Dept. Store, Dr. W. S. Gilmer, Pulaski Lumber Co., Silcox Cleaners, The Southwest Times, Maple Shade Inn, L. B. Frost, Dr. M. W. Brockmeyer, Clark’s Elec- tric Shop, Steger ' s, Wysor Motor Co., Dr. J. E. Greer, McKenzie Auto Store, Martin- Runion, Pulaski Electric Co., J. F. Jones, Wallner Silk Hosiery Mills, Bunn’s Sweet Shoppe. THEY LEARN WHILE THEY EARN WHILE THEY WORK Pictured above (from top down, left to right): Mr. Foy Aust, Co-ordinator. Margaret Kegley, Mary Lee Hudson, Forrest Owens, Billy Mumpower, Kathleen Owens, Sarah Lugar, Sara Hudson, Albert Folden, Nellie Farmer, Leta Johnson, Ella Walker. Mildred Keister, Kathleen Surber, Donald Morehead, Robert Flinchum, Melvin Hall, Russell Cline, Garland Carper. Helen Jackson. Moody Vann, Estil Lambert, Ruth Dickerson. Jimmy Strauss, Elva Ryan, Garnett Phibbs, Mildred McCall, Bill Steger. Elmer Robinson, Beulah Fagg, Fred Owens, Roy Reese, Andrew Ashby, Weldon Amburn, Cecil Buckner, Kemper Baker. (Not pictured, Berman Grantham.)
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