ERIC Number: ED246237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Education for Technology Employment Project.
Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.
Activities and procedures by which secondary vocational education can be designed to prepare students for entrance into new technology programs or employment were developed in the Illinois Employment for Technology Education (ETE) project during the 1983-84 school year. These activities included the following: (1) formation of a high technology consortium, (2) development of a survey instrument to identify high technology skills and knowledge required by employers and analysis of the results of the survey, (3) analysis of the labor market for programs selected in the ETE project, (4) review of existing vocational curriculum and equipment on hand, (5) conducting curriculum articulation meetings with feeder districts and local community college staff, (6) development of a competency-based vocational curriculum for secretarial and machine shop programs and identification of equipment requirements for them, and (7) identification and implementation of alternative types of staff inservice training required of vocational staff involved in the ETE project. The bulk of the document contains the materials developed during the project: competency lists and a curriculum outline for a secretarial/word processing occupations program; a machine shop task list, along with related materials such as student learning guides; staff development activities; an instructional equipment list; employer/employee survey results; and publicity (news clippings). (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Clerical Occupations, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Emerging Occupations, Job Analysis, Machine Tool Operators, Machinists, Material Development, Occupational Information, Office Occupations Education, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Task Analysis, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Word Processing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.