ERIC Number: ED147537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Model for the Implementation of Bilingual Vocational Training. Final Report.
Shepack, Robert E.
Objectives of this second-year program conducted at a community college skill center were to recruit individuals of limited English background and provide them with academic and vocational training to prepare them to enter and advance in occupations, using parallel courses in Spanish (e.g., English-as-a-Second-Language) to achieve this goal. Students recruited were offered career and placement counseling, language instruction as needed, basic job-related communication and computation skills, and training in the following programs: industrial sewing machine repair mechanic, industrial sewing machine operator, radio and television repair technician, opthalmic dispensing technician, building trades, cash register management, clerical business office procedures, general education diploma (G.E.D.), and English-as-a-Second Language/Job-Related-English (ESL/JRE). The skills center staff developed much of the curriculum and used an individualized approach to instruction. Negotiations were begun with other local agencies to provide training on a limited basis. The program had 1,099 enrollees, 878 of whom graduated, with 651 gaining employment. (A third-party evaluation of the program is included in the appendix, along with a graphic presentation of the instructional model.) (BL)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Bilingual Education, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Job Placement, Language Skills, Program Descriptions, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
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