The purposes of this study were to suggest directions to promote vocational high schools in Chungcheongnam Province by adapting actively to internal and external surrounding changes, and corresponding with regional characteristics and industrial demands. The study was performed by the following proceeding; (1) Analyze the external and internal surroundings of vocational high schools in Chungcheongnam Province such as related educational policies, conditions and prospects of regional industry, community member`s notices, educational conditions and self development plan of vocational high schools, (2) Analyze the strategic criteria selected for promoting the vocational high schools by the results of the first, (3) Suggest practical development strategies of vocational high schools in Chungcheongnam Province by means of basic direction, reformation of vocational high school class and system by types and itself, and specialization. As the result of this study, firstly, basic premises were presented to establish promoting plans by vocational high school types. Secondly, basic directions of the vocational high school development were established by vocational experts, administrators, researchers and vocational high school teachers. Thirdly, individual development plans of the 43 vocational high schools were provided as regard of basic direction, system amendment, school rename, organization change, specialization and so forth. Based upon the results of this study, some recommendations for enhancing vocational high school system, administrative policy execution and further research were suggested; they were establishment of vocational high school student conciliation association, building a center for human resource management of teachers, enhancing incentives of teachers for specialized subjects, founding a vocational science high school, building a center for career information of vocational high schools, establishment of home economic & household high schools, and performing related researches about industrial human resources demand and supply and prospecting occupations.