ERIC Number: ED079469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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An Evaluative Study of Auto Mechanics and Automotive Technology Programs and Curricula. Final Report.
Seamans, Melvin; And Others
To identify the needs of the employee for job entry in the automotive trades, data were collected by questionnaire from graduates of vocational and technical schools in the State and from their employers. The information obtained was intended to be utilized by educators in upgrading vocational school automotive programs and curriculums. Findings indicate that, in general, employers were satisfied with the training the graduates received. The graduates also rated their training good, but called for more hours of training in general and specialty areas and courses more relevant to auto mechanics. The study reveals that the greatest problems involve the weak placement programs of vocational schools and the substandard wages reported by many of the graduates. Recommendations relate to such items as: (1) better communications between industry and automotive training programs, (2) licensing programs and other programs to help raise wage rates for graduates, (3) emphasis on making related subjects relevant to automotive subjects, and (4) review of the number of hours of actual automotive training. (KH)
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Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin