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ERIC Number: ED013323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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CLOTHING MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, A SUGGESTED TRAINING PROGRAM.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
ALTHOUGH THIS GUIDE PROVIDES RESOURCE MATERIALS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A PROGRAM FOR THE TRAINING OF CLOTHING MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS, THE TEACHER WILL NEED TO ADAPT IT TO THE NEEDS AND EXPERIENCES OF HER TRAINEES AND TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. UNDER THE EMPLOYER'S SUPERVISION, THE CLOTHING MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST ALTERS, CLEANS, PRESSES, REPAIRS, AND STORES CLOTHING OF FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE PREPARING TRAINEES TO -- (1) DETERMINE THE REPAIR, ALTERATION, OR CLEANING NEEDED BY A GARMENT, (2) USE JUDGMENT AND MANIPULATIVE SKILLS IN VARIOUS CLOTHING MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES, (3) PACK CLOTHING FOR STORAGE OR TRAVEL, AND (4) PRACTICE RULES OF SAFETY. A COURSE OF 180 HOURS WITH FIVE BASIC UNITS IS SUGGESTED. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN FOR PLANNING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCES, EVALUATING ACHIEVEMENT, AND PLANNING TEACHING FACILITIES. THE TEACHER SHOULD HAVE HAD SOME COLLEGE-LEVEL INSTRUCTION IN CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATIONS, UPKEEP, TEXTILES, CONSUMER BUYING, AND EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH ADULTS. THE TRAINEE SHOULD BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO IS INTERESTED IN CLOTHING AND STYLES AND WHO HAS HAD SOME EXPERIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOL OR ADULT CLOTHING CLASSES. REFERENCES AND CRITERIA FOR JUDGING TRAINEE READINESS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE LISTED. A WELL-EQUIPPED CLOTHING LABORATORY AS WELL AS COMMUNITY RESOURCES ARE REQUIRED FOR A SUCCESSFUL COURSE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS GPO NUMBER FS 5.287--87005 FOR 20 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act