ERIC Number: ED347332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Toyota/Skyline Technical Education Network. Cooperative Demonstration Program. Final Performance Report.
Skyline Coll., San Bruno, CA.
A joint project was conducted between Toyota Motor Sales and Skyline College (in the San Francisco, California, area) to create an automotive technician training program that would serve the needs of working adults. During the project, a model high technology curriculum suitable for adults was developed, the quality of instruction available for entry-level technicians was improved, and recruitment efforts for all types of trainees were strengthened. The curriculum developed also had to follow state apprenticeship guidelines and meet the academic requirements of the college. Resistance of a major union local also had to be overcome. The curriculum achieved Automotive Service Excellence certification in all eight possible areas from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Toyota continues to provide up-to-date training materials, vehicles, and training for instructors, and the college has hired a permanent instructor to continue the project. In addition, the project has begun to interface with area high school auto technology teachers to help them upgrade their skills and to contact potential students. (This project report includes a curriculum description and an outside evaluation that shows that the program has been very successful in meeting its start-up goals and looks as if it will continue and serve as a model.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Apprenticeships, Auto Mechanics, College Programs, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Skyline Coll., San Bruno, CA.
Identifiers: Partnerships in Education; Skyline College CA; Toyota