ERIC Number: ED194713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-31
The Development of Occupational Task Structures and Training-Time Standards for Cooperative Vocational Education. Final Report.
Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Two problems encountered in cooperative vocational education programs concern the scope and the rate of employer-provided training. A project was conducted to enable teacher-coordinators to more effectively evaluate and help to improve the training provided by employers by developing two management tools: occupational task structures and training-time standards, specifically for food service occupations. Development of task structures involved six steps: needs analysis; a review of existing task analyses and competency-based materials; selection of occupations; format development; task inventory construction; and content validation. Task structures were developed for occupations of cook/chef; waiter/waitress; kitchen helper; short-order cook; and counterperson. Training-time standards were developed through a process of selecting the most appropriate method for deriving individual estimates of times, developing individual estimates, and developing training-time standards through a consensus of the subject-area experts involved in the process. (Task structures and training-time standards for the five food service occupations, along with a field test for them, are attached to the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.