ERIC Number: ED022059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Power Sewing Study. Final Report.
The Salt Lake City, Utah, Manpower Development and Training Act power sewing program was studied to ascertain its effectiveness in meeting the needs of the area needle craft industry. Specific factors examined were the system of referral of students to the program and qualifications of entry students, the administrative structure of the program, the relationship of the program to industry, the course content and methods of instruction, and the job placement system. A questionnaire survey of 1967 program graduates, personal interviews with potential employers and Employment Security personnel, and visits to the Salt Lake City program and other programs were procedures utilized to obtain data. It was found that there is a definite need for a training program for power sewing machine operators in the Salt Lake Valley but that the present program is not adequately meeting the needs of the needle craft industry and must be substantially changed. Specifically, the program suffers from--(1) the referral of low quality students, (2) an unsatisfactory classroom and administrative structure, (3) a lack of cooperation and coordination between the training program and the industry, (4) a lack of an integrated and detailed course of study, and (5) a lack of proper teaching procedures and proper emphasis. A course outline for the power sewing machine training program at Utah Technical College, Provo, Utah is included. (HC)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Vocational Education, Curriculum Guides, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Graduate Surveys, Interviews, Job Placement, Needle Trades, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Sewing Machine Operators, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act Programs; Utah; Utah (Salt Lake City)