ERIC Number: ED244158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-1
Reference Count: 0
Lignite Research Project.
Since it became known in l979 that the Arkansas Power and Light Company was going to build a large electricity generating plant near Hampton and that there would be a lignite mining operation established there to support the power plant, the Warren public schools have been preparing to meet the impact on the schools. Because it was assumed that the growth of these new industries would create a demand for many more technically trained workers from the communities in the area, research was conducted to develop a curriculum to train them. This report includes background information and suggested curriculum to train workers in three broad areas: industrial electricity, metallurgy, and heavy equipment operation. For each of these areas, information is provided on types of jobs in the field, skills required for each occupation, suggested course content for training workers in these fields, and suggested resources for developing curriculum units. The report also contains an analysis of the projected impact of the industrial development on the schools of the area, and what role each school district and type of school should play. A bibliography of materials suggested as resources for developing curriculum or for use as instructional materials is included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Coal, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Demand Occupations, Economic Development, Electrical Occupations, Electricity, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Machinery Industry, Metallurgical Technicians, Metallurgy, Mining, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, School Role, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Warren Area Vo-Tech Center, AR.
Identifiers: Arkansas (Warren); Heavy Equipment Operators; Lignite
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