ERIC Number: ED167726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Vocational Program - Part J. Final Report, FY78.
The Crystal City Independent School District Bilingual Vocational Training Program was designed to provide business/printing education, auto mechanics, and industrial construction competencies to trainees exhibiting interest in these training areas. The participants were adults who were underemployed or unemployed in the community of Crystal City, Texas, the home base of an extremely high migrant Mexican American population. The program of instruction consisted of combined and coordinated related instruction with on-the-job training experience. During the period between September 1977 through May 1978, training was offered in two skill areas: (1) academic component, including computation and communications skills; and (2) vocational component, including skills in business and printing occupations. Concentration was placed on training individuals in secretarial/clerical and printing office machine skills. An advisory council selected fifty participants from the 200 adults who applied for the program. Seventy-two percent of the trainees were placed on jobs and/or motivated to pursue a college education. Seventy-five percent achieved the program's overall objectives, including demonstration of communication skills in both Spanish and English. Each trainee received counseling and instructions in job applications. The program was termed a success by program administrators. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Auto Mechanics, Bilingual Education, Building Trades, Business Education, English (Second Language), Job Skills, Job Training, Mexican Americans, Office Occupations Education, Personnel Needs, Printing, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Qualifications, Training Objectives, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Crystal City Independent School District, TX.