ERIC Number: ED063476
Record Type: RIE
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A New Source of Manpower.
Barlow, Melvin L.; And Others
Recruiting and training workers to meet the critical shortage of trained health manpower is the major goal of the U.C.L.A. Secondary School Allied Health Project. In order to illustrate how the program combines work experience and classroom activities so that students become aware of the possible careers in the health field, this publication follows a typical student through the first year of the project. During the initial stages of the project, the following activities occurred: (1) students from four high schools were recruited, interviewed, and selected for the program, (2) parents were oriented to the program, (3) class programs and educational requirements for each student were determined, (4) teachers were selected and trained, and (5) five hospitals agreed to cooperate as training stations. Following development of the curriculum during the summer, the training program began in the fall and consisted of classroom activities, clinical experience, and a month-long internship in a cooperating hospital. In evaluating the first year of the program, project staff felt that the program's success was due in large measure to the cooperation of the hospital personnel. This success was achieved by: (1) making sure the program was understood, (2) making the program fit smoothly into each department, (3) listening to department heads, and (4) presenting the program to workers at all levels. (SB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Work Experience Programs
The Regents, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Division of Vocational Education, Allied Health Professions Project, 1003 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90401 (Free)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Industrial Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.