ERIC Number: ED327695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Partnerships. Cecil County, Maryland. Cooperative Demonstration Program. Final Program Report.
Cecil Community Coll., Elkton, MD.
A cooperative demonstration project between Cecil Community College (Maryland) and corporate partners developed four model vocational training programs in basic carpentry skills, basic dry wall/finishing skills, straight truck driver training, and tractor trailer driver training. The objective of the project was to improve access to vocational education for adults, women seeking nontraditional employment, and minorities in the local area. The college provided classroom instruction and supervised work experience on the job with the corporate partners; the corporate partners provided capital equipment and staff to facilitate on-the-job training. Corporate partners were involved in the selection of trainees. Ninety-nine students enrolled in the four courses. More than 82% of them completed the courses and 81.7% of the completers were placed in unsubsidized employment either with the corporate partners or with other firms. The placement rate was about 15 percent lower than original goals because of a downturn in the economy and corporate reorganizations. (Curriculum outlines for the courses and news articles are included in the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Carpentry, College Programs, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Driver Education, Education Work Relationship, Females, Finishing, Institutional Cooperation, Minority Groups, Motor Vehicles, Nontraditional Occupations, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cecil Community Coll., Elkton, MD.
Identifiers: Partnerships in Education; Truck Drivers
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