ERIC Number: ED248360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project P.A.C.E. Final Report 1983-84.
Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ.
The Program to Attract Minority Youth to Careers in Engineering and Technology (Project PACE) was designed to bring together minority youth from area high schools with role models recruited from area industries in a program providing vocational guidance, career exploration, and tutorial assistance in mathematics and science with an emphasis on actual engineering applications of the theory and problems taught in high school courses. During the project approximately 50 high school students from 5 area high schools with high concentrations of minority students participated in weekly Saturday morning programs taught by mathematicians, scientists, and engineers who were themselves members of minority groups. In addition, science and engineering awareness programs were developed and presented for youth in area junior high schools. Prior to participating in Project PACE, 73 percent of the program's students had only minimal contact with a black professional. In all, 10 high school seniors who participated in the 1983-84 PACE program enrolled in a four-year college or university--with 9 of them enrolling in a math or science program. After analyzing the content and outcomes of the first year of Project PACE, the project staff decided to expand the program to include an exploration of careers in computer science and robotics. (Author/MN)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Employment Opportunities, Engineering, Engineers, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Mathematics, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Role Models, Sciences, Scientific Personnel, Scientists, Student Recruitment, Technical Occupations, Technology, Tutoring, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey