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ERIC Number: ED187863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project EFFECT. Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training.
Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.
Project EFFECT (Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training) was a three-year experimental program in curriculum development focusing on energy conservation, technology, and training. It had three objectives: (1) create a comprehensive training program for adults without previous technical training, applicable to community energy conservation needs; (2) define the new occupational role of and provide training to the Energy Extension Agent; and (3) heighten community awareness of energy conservation. Advisory committees participated directly in curriculum development and in identifying and developing the employment market. Instructors from a wide variety of fields developed nineteen modules in four basic areas of classroom-based instruction: general background, technical training, energy audits preparation, and community education (see Note). A procedural guidebook for conducting energy use surveys was prepared. With the help of three CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) agencies, twenty-four trainees were recruited for a pilot training course including six months of classroom-based instruction and a two-month practicum. Ten of sixteen course-completers were employed in positions directly related to their training in energy technology. (Exhibits include a list of competencies of the energy extension agent and a core curriculum outline.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act