ERIC Number: ED364700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep: The Wisconsin Design.
Western Wisconsin Technical Coll., La Crosse.
This publication consists of two parts: an overview of tech prep in Western Wisconsin and the Tech Prep Strategic Plan for Western Wisconsin. The overview combines reduced-size pages (four to a page) with full-size pages that include the following: the definition of tech prep; legislative mandate; rationale; benefits of tech prep; tech prep philosophy and goals; Affinity process (a quality management tool); tech prep activities continuum; curriculum development procedures; articulation agreements; policies and procedures to plan, develop, and implement the tech prep initiative; discussion of applied academics; course descriptions; and information on career cluster maps. The Tech Prep Strategic Plan consists of three sections. Section 1, Model Components, contains the tech prep philosophy and goals, model (diagram format), standard definitions, and committee and communication structure. These policies and procedures are outlined: high school/Western Wisconsin Technical College articulation; comparison of advanced standing, institutional credit, and postsecondary options; and prototype articulation and contractual agreements. A timeline is followed by general information on the concept of tech prep, including statutory mandate, definition, goals, and a 24-item school-to-work transition resource list. Section 2 on curriculum development provides resources, discusses the applied academics, and describes career cluster maps and their use. Section 3 outlines grant goals and objectives. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Technical Coll., La Crosse.
Identifiers: Tech Prep; Western Wisconsin Technical College; Wisconsin (West)