ERIC Number: ED350463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Electrical Distribution. Project Report Phase I with Research Findings.
Sappe', Hoyt; Kirkpatrick, Thomas
This report provides results of Phase I of a project that researched the occupational area of electrical distribution, established appropriate committees, and conducted task verification. These results are intended to guide development of a program designed to train apprentice line workers. Section 1 contains general information: purpose of Phase I; description of the occupation, including nature of work, working conditions, and related occupations; direction of the occupation, including employment, training and other qualifications, advancement, job outlook, and earnings; program development committee; areas of concern; and State Technical Committee developmental recommendations. Section 2 presents research findings: accreditation and certification; list of typical job titles; and appropriate trade resources and sources, including references and textbooks, instructional materials, audiovisuals, trade and professional association journals, safety manuals, safety equipment, test materials references, state liaison representative, and sources of additional information. A verified occupational duty and task list is comprised of 16 duties: occupational orientation; tools; basic electricity; electrical systems; safety; materials; rigging; pole handling and installation; conductor installation; transformers, connections, banking; live-line work; bucket truck operations; digger/derrick truck operations; right-of-way maintenance; troubleshooting; and public relations. Other contents include a tools and equipment list and staff and facilities recommendations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Equipment, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Electrical Occupations, Electricians, Energy Occupations, Equipment Maintenance, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Secondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Statewide Planning, Task Analysis, Trade and Industrial Education, Troubleshooting
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.