ERIC Number: ED190293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Resources Development and Internship Program. Annual American Indian High School Student Orientation (4th, Las Cruces, New Mexico, June 8-14, 1980).
Kilgore, Russel E.; And Others
This orientation program is designed to acquaint American Indian high school sophomores and juniors with a wide variety of academic college majors, programs, careers, and job opportunities. Emphasis is placed on agriculture, business administration, economics, energy, engineering, management, and natural resources. Included in the week's activities are orientation of financial and other college services available to help students adjust and succeed in college studies. Students are exposed to actual college life situations including housing, food service, recreation, sports and physical development, and contacts with college students and faculty members. One objective of the program is that participants become stimulated and motivated to want to pursue an academic education beyond the high school level and pursue those courses of study in high school that will help them to prepare more closely to be successful in college studies leading to their objectives. Activities are balanced between classroom-type instruction, fieldwork, tours, laboratory visitations and demonstrations, free time, planned recreation, and a visit to a local manufacturing firm. The latter provides excellent opportunities to learn and reinforce the need for trained and skillful personnel in production, engineering, management, skilled labor marketing, and accounting. (AN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.