ERIC Number: ED165830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Minorities in Technical Education: A Report of the Community Task Force for Expanding Minority Opportunities in Technical Education. A One Year Assessment.
Stark Technical Coll., Canton, OH.
Under a Title I grant of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Stark Technical College initiated a community task force for expanding minority opportunities in technical education. The task force, composed of community leaders and college representatives, became operational during the 1976-77 academic year. The need for this program was seen in the high unemployment situation of the area's black population. The task force met in workshop sessions focusing on the problem areas that have interfered with access to career opportunities that would be available to the black minority upon completion of associate degree programs in technical education. Specific areas of concern included financial aid, career guidance, developmental education, cooperative education, relationship of business and industry to the technical college, and the impact of technical education. Recommendations for financial aids, recruitment, community education, role models for success, and placement are outlined. An evaluation survey instrument relating to task force objectives is included. (MB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Employment, Blacks, Community Action, Community Colleges, Consultants, Cooperative Education, Guidance, Minority Groups, School Community Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Stark Technical Coll., Canton, OH.
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