In the past few years more and more people have become aware of the need of vocational guidance for the mentally retarded. For years people had held the misconception that they could easily tell a mentally retarded student from a regular student. The ones that looked "dumb" and acted stupid were not encouraged to stay in school -- some were placed in institutions, some pushed out of the schools to wander in the streets. In short, the concept of "education for all" did not apply to the mentally retarded. It consequently was felt that the mentally retarded were a threat to the safety of our society. However, out of the growth of vocational guidance in the schools came the development of vocational education and guidance for the young retardate. It was proved that the mentally deficient child could learn a trade and, hence, need not be a burden on society.