ERIC Number: ED212770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-19
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Outreach Program to Attract Women into Male-Intensive Vocational Education Programs. The Women's Outreach Project. Final Report.
A project developed and published a handbook for coordinators of nontraditional occupations (NTO) programs for adult women in postsecondary vocational-technical institutions and a guide for women considering NTO career options. Information about successful elements of postsecondary programs for adult women in NTOs was collected both from a literature review and from telephone interviews at the national, regional, and state levels; with programs informants had suggested; and with women completing NTO training or working in NTO jobs. The books developed were "The Nuts and Bolts of NTO," the coordinator handbook, and "Time for Change," a guide for women. Field test sites were chosen in a national competition. Monitoring procedures included a site director's monthly report, three visits by monitors, and weekly telephone conferences with site directors. Field test achievements were positive staff and student attitudes, high enrollment, and NTO program continuance with inside funds by all five field test schools. The books were revised; 1500 copies of each were printed and distributed. Two areas were recommended for future research and development: followup and NTO for men. Appendixes include summary of interviews with coordinators of 160 NTO programs, field test application questions, field test site program descriptions, and covers, title pages, and tables of contents from the two publications. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 030 925-926.