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ERIC Number: ED035397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 24
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Junior College Work Experience Education.
Hayes, Glenn E.
This paper examines problems in work experience education in five California junior colleges. As equipment for occupational programs is both expensive and soon obsolete, many colleges have turned to industry to provide the work experience. Thus the student can not only be involved in real work situations but also earn as he learns. All such jobs, part of the course requirements, are supervised by a teacher or coordinator and the employer. The value of such programs to students and community and the usual methods of operation are discussed. One survey found these major difficulties: (1) lack of coordinated supervision by college and employer; (2) little relation of college courses to job experience; (3) conflicts in work and class schedules; (4) student over-interest in the paycheck; (5) occasional poor placement of students. Los Angeles Trade Tech reported that companies actively seek participation in the programs and that lack of time is the worst problem. Orange Coast College had difficulty finding suitable work stations and persuading employers to pay wages. Pasadena City College's problems were lack of time for the coordinator, students leaving school for jobs for which they were not yet ready, and inadequacy of state average daily attendance payments. Long Beach City College, in its auto mechanics program, noted that its students had trouble maintaining the clean driving record necessary for their jobs. The lack of a full-time coordinator was Los Angeles Pierce College's biggest problem. (HH)
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Identifiers: California
Note: Seminar paper