ERIC Number: ED335472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Design for Equity: Women in Electronics. Final Report.
Baldus, Lorayne; And Others
Sex equity priorities of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Center for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education (VTAE) were addressed through the design and implementation of a statewide model addressing nontraditional enrollments. The program area of electronics was recommended for the following reasons: (1) market data indicate a shortage of trained workers; (2) electronics includes highly technical emerging occupations; (3) electronics has a high placement rate and opportunity for advancement; (4) statewide program enrollments have dropped 17 percent since 1984-85; and (5) program enrollments average 90 percent male. The electronics program area needed a target program to increase participation by female students. A comprehensive 3-year draft model addressed three major components: enrollment, retention, and placement of female students. Components identified by an advisory board as essential for a successful program were as follows: administrative commitment; a staff coordinator position; an advisory board composed of persons from the training institutions and community; and a comprehensive assessment process to assist students in career selection. To increase retention, support services such as tutorial/counseling services, financial aid, flexible scheduling, continuing education, and remedial assistance were advised. (The bulk of the document consists of seven appendices: (1) advisory board materials; (2) a sample brochure for an electronics program targeted to women; (3) national project reviews; (4) materials concerning a VTAE Equity Network; (5) materials on advisory board organization; (6) discussion ideas for an initial advisory board meeting; and (7) minutes of a second advisory board meeting.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Counseling Services, Electronics, Employed Women, Enrollment, Females, Financial Support, Flexible Scheduling, Job Placement, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Holding Power, Services, Sex Fairness, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Commitment; Wisconsin
Note: Portions of Appendix B contain marginally legible print.