ERIC Number: ED194715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Exploration and Skill Building in Marine and Related Occupations. Final Report, 1979-1980.
Schaefer, Larry; And Others
The first year of a project to train high school aged handicapped and/or disadvantaged youth for employment in marine and related trades was considered successful. Specific areas of training included motor mechanics, electrical, woodworking, refinishing, restoration, fiberglass work, and blueprint reading under the direction of skilled practitioners/instructors. The project also sought to develop related academic skills in mathematics and reading; employability skills in finding, getting, and keeping a job; and decision-making skills. Hands-on activities in real and simulated situations formed the core of the instructional process. Counseling support services were provided to facilitate placement in a marine maintenance or related job. Assessment of student progress in the first year showed that: (1) 100 percent of the students completing their program have been placed in a job or continued training/education in marine or a related field; (2) 90 percent of the students showed increased positive work attitudes; (3) 90 percent of the students showed 50 percent or better skill level increase in boat building. Recommendations for the second year of the project include the need to structure classes for the severity of handicapping conditions, varying skill level abilities, and interest of students; and the need to find or develop appropriate assessment instruments. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Area Cooperative Educational Services, New Haven, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (New Haven)