ERIC Number: ED179690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project for Awarding College Credit for In-Service Training in Business and Industry. Final Report.
Duffy, David E.
A project was designed to develop and implement a cooperative inservice training program between Manchester Community College and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group, to explore the possibilities of similar contractual agreements, to evaluate inservice training programs for potential awarding of college credit, to identify business and industries conducting inservice training programs, to assist in developing contractual agreements with other community colleges, and to disseminate information to other community colleges needed for evaluation of inservice training and for program development. It was found after making several attempts to gather information that inservice training programs best be identified and evaluated by each community college in its own area and that programs large enough to be worthy of college credit were generally found in large corporations. Academic credits have been awarded for five inservice training programs at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. Three training programs have been identified to duplicate the Pratt and Whitney model. Short mini-courses provide programs for small companies. A valuable link between Manchester Community College and business and industry has been established and strengthened through this project. (Appended are policies, procedures, guidelines, and course schedules for the cooperative program between Manchester Community College and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft.) (FP)
Descriptors: Aviation Technology, College Credits, Community Colleges, Contracts, Cooperative Planning, Data Collection, Industrial Training, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Institutional Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manchester Community Coll., CT.