ERIC Number: ED241752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Critical Student Factors in Successful Partnership Training: A Case Study.
McIntyre, William A.; Blankenstein, Ronald G.
A program is being conducted by New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College in partnership with Sanders Associates, Inc., a rapidly growing electronics company, to retrain Sanders employees as electronic technicians. The program, requiring 720 hours and taking 13 months to complete, allows students to acquire more than half the credits needed for an associate degree. Students in the program continue to work for Sanders 5 hours a day and attend classes at the college for 4 hours, four evenings a week. The college and company pay careful attention to selection of participants, scheduling, selection of instructors, evaluation of instructors, communications, student motivation, and student supportive services. As a result, the 13-month cycle has been completed twice with a student completion rate of more than 90 percent. Each course cycle has produced about 18 technicians for the Sanders company. The program has been a success as a result of careful planning of student services and consideration for students during implementation. Concern for students is a way of building success into a training program, as this experience shows. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Planning, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Hampshire Vocational Technical Colleges; Sanders Associates