ERIC Number: ED187863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Community Education, Conservation Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Energy, Energy Conservation, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Instructional Materials, Job Development, Job Skills, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Recruitment, Underemployment, Unemployment, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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