ERIC Number: ED119789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
New V I E W; Vocational Internship Education for Women.
Davidson, S. H.; Shoenhair, Margaret T.
New VIEW (The New Vocational Education for Women Program) is an educational experiment undertaken by the Foothill-De Anza Community College district, designed to help mature women entering the labor force prepare for, and acquire, responsible careers. Objectives of the program are to raise each student's level of confidence and competence, prepare each for employment in technical careers, and to promote positive attitudes of leaders in business, government, and education toward women's career aspirations. Program participants are assigned to one-year paid internships in technical fields at NASA/Ames Research Center for 20 hours per week. In addition, they take at least two academic courses each quarter which relate to their academic career goals, and participate in individual and group counseling, testing, and evaluation activities. during the final quarter of the program, group meetings focus on career planning and job-finding strategies. The initial New VIEW group of 19 women were selected for their technical backgrounds. eleven had bachelor degrees and one had a masters degree. Average age was 34. Plans are underway to extend the New VIEW model to women with backgrounds in the liberal arts and social sciences. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mountain View, CA. Ames Research Center.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Los Altos Hills, CA.