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M. R. BASS-- Principal Evening, Extension, and Part-time School
*Note:-Dr. Prosser is now on leave of absence, serving as Director of the Federal Board for Vocational Education at Washington, D. C.
The Official Publication of The William Hood Dunwoody Industrial Institute
An agreement has been reached between the American Association of the Baking Industry and the Dunwoody Institute whereby the American Institute of Baking, which is being developed by the American Association of the Baking Industry, will be located at and operated in co-oper ation with Dunwoody Institute.
Under this agreement Dunwoody Institute provides the necessary space, heat, light, and janitor service for the establishment of a commercial testing laboratory and a research laboratory, both of which are to be operated by and in the name of the American Institute of Baking, independently of Dunwoody Institute. The American Institute of Baking will furnish its own equipment, supplies and chemists for this work. Dunwoody Institute will continue to operate a training school for bakers on the same basis as it has in the past two years, but in addition will have the full support of the American Association of the Baking Industry and the recog nition as the national school for the training of bakers. In addition to this, the Association will assign two of its senior chemists to Dunwoody for a minimum of five hours a week as associate instructors, and will also offer a maximum of twenty-five scholarships annually at Dunwoody to promising young men in the baking industry.
We feel that the Baking Department at Dunwoody has done most excellent work in the past two years in training men, both for Government service and for the industry at large, and that with this experience and the co-operation of the American Institute of Baking, Minneapolis will be the recognized center for research, commercial testing, and training for the baking industry.
During the last month Dunwoody completed arrangements with the St. Louis Railway Shops whereby machinist apprentices are to receive instruction on a Parttime and Evening School basis during their period of apprenticeship. This arrangement is essentially the same as the one which has been in force during the last four years between Dunwoody Institute and the Soo Line Shops.
The railroad shop provides a suitable classroom and classroom equipment, and allows its apprentices to attend class two hours a day, two days a week, on full pay during their full four-year period of apprenticeship. Dunwoody Institute furnishes the instructor and the necessary supplies. The apprentices agree in addition to attend the school during the day on the employer's time and to attend the Dunwoody Evening School on their own time four hours a week during the Even
ing School session of six months each year of their four-year apprenticeship period.
It is interesting to note that both the Soo Line Shops and the St. Louis Shops have made arrangements with the school whereby Dunwoody operates a try-out course for machinist apprentices, and selects and recommends young men to fill the openings as they occur in the machinist trade in these shops.
In addition to the rehabilitation students who are attending the Regular Day School courses at Dunwoody and those who are taking try-out courses, we have recently made arrangements with the local representatives of the Federal Board to offer two additional courses:
1. A general course for what are known as "reservoir" students, those who are awaiting assignment either to Dunwoody or some other training school.
2. Half-time shop classes for rehabili tation students who are taking a general course in English, mathematics, and science in other institutions.
An agreement has been reached during the last month by the Minneapolis Typo
thetae, the Typographical Union, the Public Schools, and Dunwoody Institute, whereby young men entering the printing industry are to be selected and started in the trade.
Under this arrangement young men are to be started at ten dollars per week and are to be assigned to Dunwoody Institute one-half day each day for training in the Printing Department the first six months of their apprenticeship. At the end of this six months they are to spend their full time in the industry during the day; for an additional two and one-half years they are required to attend the Evening School at Dunwoody four hours a week during the six months Evening School session. Under this arrangement apprentices are advanced at the rate of $1.00 a week every three months during the three-year period.
Plans were well under way two years ago to add concrete work to the Building Construction Department. These plans were discontinued because of the war training. They are now being taken up again, and we expect that arrangements to develop concrete work in connection with the Building Construction Department will be completed this fall.
Why Establish Part Time Classes
By H. W. KAVEL.
The recognition of the need for vocational education in this country has spread rapidly during the last three years. Several factors have contributed to the bring ing about of the recognition of this need. The Smith-Hughes Act, which provides federal aid to the states for the establishment of vocational courses, served as stimulus. The demands of the government for trained mechanics during the war emphasized the need for vocational training, and brought the problem home to all types of schools.
The need in industry for trained men and women during the war made it necessary for employers to conduct intensive training classes within their plants in order to meet the demand of war work. Not only is the immigration of trained mechanics from Europe cut off, but thousands of these skilled workers who were employed in America during the war have returned and are returning daily to their native land. So that the demand for trained men in all branches of industry is greater in America today than ever before.