ERIC Number: ED253749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
A Local Industry Solves Its Training Needs: A Cooperative Training Venture that Works.
Cantor, Jeffrey A.
The Maritime Trades Program is a cooperative training program that was established through the joint efforts of 14 shipyards in the Tidewater area of Virginia. Established in 1980, the program originally operated under the guidelines imposed by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). Now, however, the program operates in accordance with Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) rules and regulations. The 12-week program, which involves 4 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of hands-on training daily for 5 days each week, operates at a cost of $2,160 per student and serves 30 students per session. The program, which is designed to train entry-level employees for the participating shipyards, provides training in the following trade areas: sandblasting, painting, welding, shiplifting, pipefitting, machining, electrical work, and fiberglass handling. The program has succeeded in achieving and maintaining a 95 percent placement rate for program completers. (MN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Entry Workers, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Industrial Training, Industry, Job Training, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Regional Cooperation, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, Semiskilled Workers, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Maritime Trades Program; Shipbuilding
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Technical Education of the American Technical Education Association (Charleston, SC, March 30, 1985).