ERIC Number: ED347351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Chicago Manufacturing Tech Prep. Fiscal Year 1991 Final Report.
Chicago City Colleges, IL.
During its first year of development in 1991, the Chicago Manufacturing Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) Program established a plan for implementing an industry-driven, articulated 4-year manufacturing technology course of study that integrates applied academic courses with technical courses and meets industry hiring standards. The project secondarily intended to help metalworking companies to become more competitive through development of human resources. The program provides a structured career path for students to go to higher education or to employment. The program model was developed by a planning team of business, industry, government, labor, civic, and education representatives. An articulation agreement was negotiated between the City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools. Core industry standards being developed by Northern Illinois University are to be used to develop and refine the curriculum for the program, and the program is to be implemented during 1992. (Nine appendixes, which make up most of the report, include a list of advisory council members, the career preparation initiative model developed, building renovation plans, a draft of the multiple spindle screw machine curriculum, resumes for the final candidates for director of the project, a marketing plan, a draft plan for work-based learning, a curriculum articulation agreement, and a sample contract for paid participants.) (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), College Programs, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Manufacturing, Metal Working, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago); Tech Prep