ERIC Number: ED362700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Med-Tech Program. Tech Prep Final Report.
Chicago Public Schools, IL.
Staff from DuSable High School in Chicago, Illinois, collaborated with Malcolm X College and three area hospitals to develop a medical technician training program focusing on career awareness and development of the basic reading and math skills needed for any career. A 3-year Med Tech curriculum for grades 9, 10, and 11 and a career awareness program for grades 7 and 8 were developed and approved by the project advisory board. The new tech prep program is expected to serve 150 high school students initially and 240 students by the third year. Also included in the program is a practicum component in which 11th grade students will receive training at a participating hospital. The program component intended for students in grades 7 and 8 is an informal after-school program that will operate under the structural umbrella of the DuSable Cluster and that is designed to strengthen ties between DuSable High School and its feeder elementary schools. The project's development and design phases have been completed successfully, and procedures are in place to further elaborate and refine the program during its implementation phase. (Lists of human and material resources are included along with project publicity and public relations materials.) (MN)
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 Public Schools, IL.
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL; Tech Prep