ERIC Number: ED234829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
PACT: Perceptions of Apprenticeship Classroom Training. Handbook and Instrumentation. Michigan Community Colleges.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
The PACT (Perceptions of Apprenticeship Classroom Training) program was developed as a component of the PROE system (Program Review in Occupational Education). PROE is itself one of four components of the Michigan Community College Occupational Education Evaluation System (MCCOEES), a comprehensive system for evaluative occupational education. This manual outlines procedures to be used by community colleges to review and evaluate the course work they provide for apprentices in support of on-the-job training. The evaluation procedures are limited to classroom instruction and are based on the recognition that apprenticeship training programs are established by and for industry; that classroom work represents only a small percentage of the hours required for certification; and that classroom instruction should provide technical knowledge relevant to the job. The following steps for evaluating coursework are recommended and discussed: (1) determine the programs to be evaluated; (2) determine which staff will be involved in coordinating the project, tabulating the data, writing the final report, and developing an action plan; (3) identify the employers to be involved; (4) develop and implement survey strategies for apprentices, employers, supervisors, and instructors; (5) tabulate and analyze the survey data; (6) write a final report; and (7) develop an action plan and disseminate the final report. Appendices include instruments to determine student, employer/supervisor, and instructor perceptions of apprenticeship classroom training; sample memoranda to supervisors and instructors; and forms for summarizing the results of student, employer/supervisor, and instructor surveys. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Higher Education Management Services.; Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Community Coll. Services Unit.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan; Program Review of Occupational Education
Note: For related documents, see JC 830 423-429.