ERIC Number: ED198878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Training Community College Faculty in the Techniques and Skills Required for Solar Energy System Installation: Report.
Leo, Robert J.
Planning, operation, and evaluation outcomes are reported for a project undertaken by the League for Innovation in the Community College to train vocational faculty in the installation of solar energy systems. After introductory material examining the need for a cadre of trained installation instructors at community colleges, the report describes Phase I of the project, which consisted of three, three-day workshops and one, five-day workshop conducted in various locations for faculty from over 40 institutions. This examination of Phase I details: the planning activities of the committee charged with workshop development; criteria for participant selection; the topics covered and the materials used during the workshops; and a revised workshop agenda developed by an evaluative task force. The report then summarizes topics covered at three additional workshops conducted during Phase II, which were modified on the basis of experiences gained during Phase I. This is followed by an outline of the topics and learning objectives of a prototype five-day installation workshop, based on the recommendations of a final task force review. The report concludes with: (1) findings of a mailed survey conducted to identify the solar energy activities of project participants since attending the workshops; and (2) summary recommendations stressing the need to provide instruction relevant to installers, rather than to technicians or engineers. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Solar Technology Transfer Div.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.