ERIC Number: ED243558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Automotive Educational-Industry Partnerships at Northern Virginia Community College.
McCartney, H. E.
Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) currently enjoys three distinctive automotive training partnership agreements designed to meet the specific educational needs of the participating industries. The first agreement is between NVCC and the Product Service Training Department of General Motors Corporation (GMC), whereby GMC may extend its training programs to the college campus to meet its increased need for dealer technician training. Under this agreement, the college provides the faculty and facilities, while GMC maintains control over content, design, scheduling, and refinement of the training courses offered. The second agreement, also with GMC, is for the provision of an associate in applied science (AAS) degree program in automotive technology for students selected by GMC. NVCC offers its existing AAS degree program in sections scheduled and tailored to meet the needs of students working in GMC dealerships. The third agreement is with the National Services Training Manager of American Motors Corporation (AMC) to accommodate a training program for AMC mechanics. This agreement differs from the others in that AMC provides its own instructors, instructional supplies, and equipment, while the college provides facilities, awards continuing education credits, and provides normal student services. Additional information on each of the training agreements is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Virginia Community College
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (64th, Washington, DC, April 1-4, 1984).