ERIC Number: ED341785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Transformations. Technical Literacy Training, Retraining for Technology, Tech Prep Bridge Program.
This document is a series of transparency masters divided into four sections on three types of transformation programs: technical literacy training, retraining for technology, and tech prep programs. The first section includes the following: transformations development; retraining workers for technology; elements of transformations program; Lorain County (Ohio) Community College's transformations curriculum; applied mathematics units for year one and two; 14 units that form the foundation for principles of technology (PT); comparison of PT and physics test results; applied math scores from Greene County (North Carolina); workshop agenda for "Developing the Outstanding Worker"; and a newspaper advertisement. Section 2, transformations for employed workers, outlines transformations at Boise State University (Idaho) and a semiconductor manufacturing technology curriculum. Section 3, transformations as a tech prep bridge program, includes the following: what is required to teach advanced skills in tech prep/associate degree programs; how does a bridge program fit into a tech prep curriculum; and transformations--the bridge program for adults entering advanced skills training. Section 4 lists the following implementation considerations: essential elements of the transformations program; student selection; quality of training; avoidance of labor market oversaturation; cost estimate; student support services; program staff; job search assistance activities; and sequencing curriculum offerings. (NLA)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Dislocated Workers, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Mathematics Skills, Physics, Program Implementation, Retraining, Semiconductor Devices, Services, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Training Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Principles of Technology; Tech Prep
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 1991).